Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville names new CEO

HCA Healthcare North Florida Division announced the appointment of Todd Jackson as Chief Executive Officer of Twin Cities Hospital effective December 17, 2021.

  • In his new role, Jackson will oversee the 65-bed hospital, which has served the communities of Northwest Florida for more than 40 years.

Jackson has more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience within the HCA Healthcare system. Jackson will assume leadership from Dave Whalen, a 35-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, who has been Chief Executive Officer of Twin Cities Hospital since 1987.

Jackson most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital, overseeing operations for both health systems in Northwest Florida.

According to HCA Healthcare, during Jackson’s tenure at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, he oversaw $145 million in capital projects, including the expansion of the hospital’s main campus, and the construction of the new freestanding ER’s in Destin and Navarre.

  • Jackson was also responsible for expanding Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s cardiac program, and secured new technology for a state-of-the-art Lung Nodule program.
Rendering of the new additions at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Rendering of the new additions at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Prior to his tenure at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Jackson was the Chief Operating Officer at East Houston Regional Medical Center in Houston, TX, a 131-licensed bed acute care facility and was the Associate Chief Operating Officer at TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

“I am honored and excited to become the new CEO at Twin Cities Hospital,” said Todd Jackson, incoming Chief Executive Officer, Twin Cities Hospital. “Dave and his team have made great strides building strong community relationships and the hospital is consistently recognized as a top general hospital for excellence in quality care and patient safety and I am honored to be carrying on this mission. I look forward to leading the talented team at Twin Cities and continuing to develop strategic growth opportunities for the residents of Northwest Florida.”

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