HCA Florida hospital names new COO

Michael Barbera, MSN, RN, was named COO of HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital in Port St. Lucie, according to a Dec. 13 news release shared with Becker's.

Mr. Barbera brings a wealth of healthcare experience to the role, including most recently serving as vice president of operations at HCA Florida Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, the release states. He also held roles at Palms West as interim chief nursing officer and director of critical care services, interim director of emergency services.

Mr. Barbera, an Air Force veteran, will begin his new role Dec. 15, according to the release.

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