NAHSE member, Ryan Hawkins, a dedicated advocate and sponsor of the Florida chapter is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Jessie Trice Medical System


Ryan R. Hawkins is a seasoned healthcare executive with a diverse background spanning multiple disciplines. With a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Social Work (MSW), and Master of Public Administration (MPA), Ryan brings a unique blend of business acumen, social awareness, and public sector expertise to the new role of President and Chief Executive Officer for Jessie Trice Health System.


Ryan steps into this new role with a proven record of success and dedication to positive change in healthcare; he forges ahead with innovation and excellence as a healthcare executive. Ryan's commitment, servant leadership, and passion are anticipated to open new avenues for providing equitable healthcare to underserved communities.


Ryan is no stranger to demonstrating a strong commitment to improving healthcare outcomes and promoting equity within the industry. He has held leadership positions in local government and public healthcare organizations, where he has implemented innovative strategies to enhance patient care, streamline operations, and drive organizational growth.


Ryan's extensive experience in healthcare management, combined with his passion for social justice and community engagement, has earned him a reputation as a visionary leader. He is known for his ability to foster collaborative partnerships, navigate complex regulatory environments, and inspire teams to achieve excellence.


While at Jackson Health System, Ryan served as the chief operating officer of Jackson North Medical Center and was the executive sponsor of the $130 million hospital renovation project. This modernization effort not only transformed the facility serving the community in which Ryan was raised but also focused narrowly on community engagement, resulting in significant increases in both patient volume and patient satisfaction scores. 


Beyond professional triumphs, Ryan is deeply engaged in various industry associations and advocacy efforts focused on improving healthcare access and tackling disparities. He is a recognized thought leader and in-demand speaker, guiding conversations on healthcare leadership, organizational growth, and policy. His proactive involvement underlines his commitment to shaping a more inclusive and equitable healthcare landscape.