• HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Announces Matt King as CFO

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    August 23, 2022

    Press Release

    For Immediate Release
    August 22, 2022
    Nina Harrelson, nina.harrelson@hcahealthcare.com
    HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Announces
    Matt King as Chief Financial Officer

    Fort Walton Beach, Fla. – Matt King has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) of HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, effective August 22.
    “Matt brings with him extensive experience and an impressive financial background,” said Zach McCluskey, CEO of HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to our team as we continue to grow and expand the services we offer in the Tri-County area.”
    King has more than nine years of healthcare experience – six with HCA Healthcare. He joins HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital from Northern Virginia, where he has served as CFO of HCA’s StoneSprings and Dominion Hospitals since 2020. Prior to that, King held the role of ACFO at StoneSprings Hospital for nearly two years.
    King began his career with HCA Healthcare in 2016 as audit manager for internal audit before being promoted to senior audit manager a year later. Previously, he worked as a senior financial analyst with Baxalta Incorporated.
    “I’m extremely excited to join the team and get involved in all HCA Florida Healthcare is doing in Okaloosa and the surrounding counties,” said Matt King, incoming CFO for HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital.
    King is a certified public accountant and earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from Indiana University.
    About HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital
    About HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital is a 267-bed full-service hospital and is the only Level II Trauma Center in the Tri-County Area, with over 300 highly respected and qualified physicians. For women and children services, we have 24/7 neonatologists available and the area’s only Level II NICU. Its expanded emergency services include a dedicated Pediatric ER, 24/7 HCA Florida Destin Emergency, 24/7 HCA Florida Navarre Emergency and the full-service 24/7 HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Emergency. It is the only acute care hospital in the Tri-County area that offers open heart surgery, an Accredited Advanced Primary Stroke Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center, and a Cancer Care Center that is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and an Associate of the UAB Birmingham Health System Cancer Community Network. HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital also has the only inpatient acute care rehab facility in the tri-county area – HCA Florida Northwest Rehabilitation center, located in Destin, FL.
    About HCA Florida Healthcare
    HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 570 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices, freestanding emergency rooms and urgent care centers. United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and 77,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 6.4 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 nearly $836.6 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 HCAFloridaHealthcare.com.
    Nina Harrelson
    Director of Communications and Community Engagement
    HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital/HCA Florida Twin Cities Hospital
    P 850.315.1352  |  M 850.217.0401

    Nina Harrelson, Director of Communications and Community Engagemen
    Nina.Harrelson@hcahealthcare.com, (850) 315-1352