Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Has a New CEO


HCA Healthcare has appointed Zach McCluskey as its new Chief Executive Officer of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, effective December 6. In his new role, Zach will oversee the growing 267-bed hospital which has served the Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties for more than 45 years.

Zach assumes leadership from Mitch Mongell, a 25-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, after Mitch announced his retirement earlier in the year. A native of Richmond, Va., Zach has more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience within the HCA Healthcare system, following a career in critical care nursing. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of HCA Healthcare’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, a 292-bed facility and campus of CJW Medical Center in Richmond.