David Strong has been named president and CEO at Orlando (Fla.) Health, effective in April.
Since 2004, Strong, 50, has served as president of Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, N.C., a hospital system affiliated with UNC Health Care.
Orlando Health closed its fiscal 2014 on Sept. 30 with a $127.3 million operating surplus on more than $2.1 billion in revenue. That was a far cry from fiscal 2013, when it lost $9.5 million on operations and posted revenue of $1.9 billion. The turnaround was partially the result of Orlando Health's physician investment strategy. Its clinical partnership with University of Florida Health, for example, boosted oncology and neurosurgery volumes.
Strong will take over for Dr. Jamal Hakim, a practicing anesthesiologist who has served as Orlando Health's CEO since September 2013. Hakim stepped in after the board fired Sherrie Sitarik.