Health First Selects Bill Calhoun As Community Hospitals President

By  //  October 27, 2014

Will Oversee Operations, Development of Health First’s Three Community Hospitals

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health First is pleased to announce Bill Calhoun as the new President, Community Hospitals for Health First.

Bill Calhoun
Bill Calhoun

He oversees the operations and development of Health First’s three community hospitals (Cape Canaveral Hospital, Palm Bay Hospital and Viera Hospital).

Calhoun most recently served as Regional Vice President at Affinity Health System in Wisconsin where he was accountable for three hospitals and more than 270 providers. At Affinity Health System, he was instrumental in improving multiple service lines such as Cardiology, Cancer and Orthopedics.

His areas received multiple awards of distinction and enjoyed financial stability throughout his time. He also was the Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of The Aroostook Medical Center in Maine.

Calhoun also worked for Howard Young Health Care in Wisconsin where he started as an Occupational Therapist, Supervisor of Occupational Therapy, Director of Emergency and Rehabilitation services and finally Vice President of Ancillary & Support Services.

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Calhoun has his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Business Certificate in Health Care Administration. Throughout his career, he has served many community organizations. In 2010, he was presented with the President’s Promise Award by the Affinity Health System and the Best of the Best Administrative Award from Partners of WHA.


Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated delivery network (IDN) and employs more than 7,800 associates.

healthfirst-logoThe integrator of its IDN is Health First Health Plans offering a wide variety of health insurance options across Central Florida.

In addition it operates four hospitals (Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital and Viera Hospital) and is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center.

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Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast.

Health First also offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including Health First Aging Services, four Health First Pro-Health & Fitness Centers and Home and Hospice care.

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