Maggie Bonko named new president of Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital

Bonko previously served as COO at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital

Orlando, FL (November 18, 2022) – Orlando Health has tapped one of its own to become the new president of Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital. Maggie Bonko, FACHE will begin her new role December 1. 

Maggie Bonko headshot

Maggie has been serving as assistant vice president and chief operating officer of Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital for the past five years, where she has been leading the growth and development of the cardiac service line, as well as the construction and programming efforts of the new Orlando Health Lake Mary Hospital. Prior to that role, Maggie was administrator of allied health and operational support for both Orlando Health South Seminole and Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. 

Maggie joined Orlando Health in 2005 as a recruiter and one year later was promoted to the role of manager of recruitment. She became director of human resources in 2010 for both Orlando Health Dr. Phillips and Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital.

“Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital is in the heart of a rapidly growing community. Maggie has the right experience and drive to match that growth inside the hospital by providing additional services and programs that will benefit our patients,” said Philip Koovakada, senior vice president Orlando Health South Central region and president, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital.

Maggie earned a BA from the University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor and Master of Science from Capella University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Society for Human Resource Management. Maggie serves on the board of the Sharing Center and the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools and is a past board member of the Central Florida Zoo and Habitat for Humanity.

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8.1 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 I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. 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 3,238-bed system includes 23 hospitals and emergency departments – 18 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,000 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 25,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 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 in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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