Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital names new COO

Health care executive Tim O’Brien joins the hospital, located in Orlando’s busy tourism corridor

Orlando, FL (May 12, 2021) – Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital has named a new chief operating officer (COO) to oversee daily operations and new business strategies at the full-service hospital located in Orlando’s highly populated tourism corridor. Tim O’Brien will step into the vacant COO role on May 17, replacing Ohme Entin, who was promoted to president of Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital.

Mr. O’Brien comes to Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips with over a decade of healthcare leadership experience in operations, strategic planning and ambulatory development. His last position was at Bon Secours Mercy Health where he served as vice president of operations for Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia. In addition to operational oversight of the hospital, he also served as the regional market lead for ambulatory growth and development.

“Tim brings a wonderful blend of operations and business development leadership to the position,” said Thibaut van Marcke, senior vice president, Orlando Health Southeast Region, and president of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. “We are excited to have him join us as his expertise will only enhance our ability to provide the best care and range of services to our patients and the community.”

Originally from Yorktown, Virginia, Mr. O’Brien earned a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a current member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“I’m truly excited to meet the entire team and become part of the Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital family,” Mr. O’Brien said. “In addition to my operational responsibilities, I am especially eager to help promote the hospital’s values as we strive to maintain our standing within the community as a trusted partner in providing superior care.”


About Orlando Health:

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 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 its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two 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 is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; 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 CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $760 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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