Life Sciences

GINA A. MELBY

CEO, JFK MEDICAL CENTER, ATLANTIS

CEO of the 472-bed acute care medical center since 2004, Melby began her career as a licensed physical therapist. She became COO, then CEO, at Northwest Medical Center, where she gained approval for expansion projects in excess of $30 million. Melby, the first CEO at JFK in its 50-year history, has helped grow the center from a community hospital to a major tertiary center. During her tenure, JFK has added a three-story expansion of 72 medical-surgical, intensive care beds, emergency room expansion of 78 treatment rooms and an eight-story parking garage.

EDUCATION Florida State University (AA), University of Miami (BS), Nova Southeastern University (MS)
CIVIC EFFORT Melby was honored with a leadership award in 2018 by the Palm Beach Medical Society. She has served as chair of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and is a member of the EMS Advisory Board and the Economic Council.
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION My first job in high school was working in the food service department, which exposed me to being part of a hospital.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I used to ride a motorcycle.

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