Hospital Leadership

Kidada Hawkins is serving as the new president of Winter Haven and Winter Haven Women’s Hospitals in Winter Haven, FL. A health care executive with experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit health care sectors, Hawkins has served as the Market Chief Operating Officer for two Tenet Healthcare hospitals in Alabama. Prior to joining Tenet’s Alabama operations, Hawkins has served in a variety of administrative leadership roles including as Chief Executive Officer of Shoals Hospital in Muscle Shoals, Ala., an affiliate of RCCH Healthcare Partners, now part of LifePoint Health; and as Chief Operating Officer of Rural Hospital Operations for St. Vincent’s Health System in Birmingham, Ala., an affiliate of Ascension Health.

Hawkins is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Regent and former President of the FORUM, Alabama’s chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and holds master’s degrees in health services administration and business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.