JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- UF & Shands Jacksonville named Russell E. Armistead to president and chief executive officer of the hospital Monday.
Armistead replaces James R. Burkhart, who announced earlier this month that he would be taking a position in Tampa.
Armistead has served as associate vice president for finance and planning for the University of Florida Health Science Center in both Gainesville and Jacksonville.
According to Lawrence J. DuBow, a member of the Shands Jacksonville Board of Directors, Armistead is the right choice to lead the organization.
“The Board of Directors believed we needed someone who could step in immediately in order to further efforts that have already led to significant accomplishments for Shands Jacksonville in the last two years,” DuBow said. “We are confident that his combination of business savvy and experience working in an academic health care setting will help us achieve our financial goals as well as plans for future growth.”
Armistead held leadership positions at Wake Forest University School of Medicine over the course of 24 years, including vice president for health services administration and associate dean for administrative services.