Jake Kirchner is Regional Vice President, Planning and Development of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA’s North Florida Division located in Tallahassee, Florida.
Jake brings over ten years of healthcare experience, including clinical, research, and teaching to his leadership position. In his current role with HCA, Jake oversees the Planning and Development functions, which include service line development, network development, community partnerships and facility planning for the Central Florida Market in the North Florida Division. One of Jake’s primary responsibilities is Local Project Lead for the high-profile UCF Lake Nona Medical Center joint venture hospital project and Jake was recently recognized as a 2017 Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award Honoree.
Jake has degrees in Podiatric Surgery from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bachelor degree in Exercise Science from Truman State University, and a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Health Services Administration degree. Jake actively supports many community and professional organizations, and is the immediate Past-President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
A native of Omaha, Kirchner, his wife and infant, Sarah and Skylar, all reside in the Lake Nona area within Orlando.
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