Steve Young named CEO for HCA Florida Blake Hospital

TAMPA, Fla. (September 18,  2023) –  Steve Young has joined HCA Florida Blake Hospital as the new chief executive officer (CEO) according to HCA Healthcare West Florida Division President Jyric Sims.

Young served as CEO of HCA Florida Englewood Hospital since September 2020. During his tenure, he led a $10 million renovation of the Emergency Department more than doubling the number of patient care bays and adding endoscopy/bronchoscopy suites. He successfully  purchased 30 acres of land and began planning the hospital’s first freestanding emergency center in Wellen Park, the third fastest growing master planned development in the country. 

“Steve has worked tirelessly to modernize Englewood Hospital to advance the patient experience, enhance efficiency of operations, upgrade equipment and create a healing environment,” said Sims. “He is a dynamic leader who understands the market and is excited to join Blake Hospital as it continues to expand its services and footprint.”

Prior to joining Englewood Hospital in September 2020, Steve served in a number of leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer (COO) at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital, HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital and HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital.

Steve holds a Masters of Business Administration from St. Leo University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida. 

He is a member of the American Heart Association Executive Board, the Life South Blood Bank Board, and YMCA Board. The Tampa Bay Business Journal recognized him with the Up and Comer Award in 2015. 

In his free time, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, Katherine, and his two daughters, Emily and Scarlett.  


About HCA Healthcare West Florida Division

HCA Healthcare West Florida Division is part of the HCA Florida Healthcare family providing a complete continuum of high-quality programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses throughout west Florida, and caring for more than 1.2 million patients last year. HCA Healthcare West Florida Division includes 15 hospitals, 30 ER locations, 14 ambulatory surgery centers, numerous physician practices, graduate medical education programs, a regional lab, and consolidated service center. HCA Healthcare West Florida is affiliated with HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine.

About HCA Florida Healthcare

HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 650 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms. United as a statewide network in 2022, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and more than 79,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 8.6 million patients each year. HCA Florida Healthcare is committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities it serves. The network provided $848.8 million in uncompensated care and invested significantly in innovative technologies and facilities across Florida, including the new $360 million state-of-the-art, multi-specialty HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie, Fla. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Florida Healthcare is also a major supporter of university-based healthcare programs and residencies and fellowships throughout the Sunshine State. For more information, please visit