Fort Lauderdale, FL – HCA East Florida announces the appointment of Madeline Nava as CEO of Plantation General Hospital (PGH) effective March 20, 2017.

Nava was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center since August 2015. Prior to that, Nava served as the Chief Operating Officer at Palms West Hospital from 2011 through 2015. She started her career with HCA in 2008 as Vice President of Operations at JFK Medical Center.

As CEO of Plantation General Hospital, Nava will oversee the operations of the 264 bed facility which has nearly 10,000 admissions per year and more than 66,000 emergency room visits annually. Her responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of hospital administration with a strong focus on business development, clinical operations and fiscal accountability.

“Nava is a dynamic healthcare leader who has excelled in her previous roles and brings in-depth knowledge of healthcare operations to her new Chief Executive Officer role,” said Michael G. Joseph, HCA East Florida Division President.

Nava received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Health Services Administration from Iona College, New Rochelle, New York. She also holds a Respiratory Therapy degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois.

Plantation General Hospital is a facility of HCA East Florida. is the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). HCA East Florida has 14 hospitals, multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, imaging centers and free standing emergency care facilities, as well as a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together, HCA East Florida employs more than 18,000 employees and has nearly 7,000 physicians on staff. For more information, visit