Howard Brown named Chief Financial Officer for the Orlando Health South Central Region

Howard Brown
Howard Brown

Orlando, FL (August 8, 2022) – Howard Brown has been named chief financial officer (CFO) for the Orlando Health South Central Region, which includes Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital. Mr. Brown has nearly two decades of progressive financial healthcare experience, strategic planning, and budgeting and forecasting proficiency. In this role, which he begins August 29, 2022, he will provide financial expertise, monitor daily operating expenses, and develop key performance indicators.

“Howard is an established healthcare leader with a strong financial acumen,” said Philip Koovakada, senior vice president, Orlando Health South Central Region and president, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital. “His experience and ability to build strong relationships will help the team continue driving toward excellence.”

"Prior to joining Orlando Health,  Mr. Brown’s career included six years at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center as CFO. Previously, he was CFO for North Shore Medical Center in Miami, and financial controller for St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Early in his career, Mr. Brown was senior auditor for two public accountant firms.

Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows. The 3,200-bed system includes 10 award-winning hospitals, 9 hospital based ERs, and 7 free-standing emergency rooms; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,200 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 23,000 team members. In FY21, Orlando Health served more than 160,000 inpatients and 3.6 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $648 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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