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West Orange Times & Observer Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 1 week ago

Maggie Bonko named new president of Orlando Health Horizon West

Bonko previously served as COO at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor
Maggie Bonko

Orlando Health has tapped one of its own to become the new president of Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital. Maggie Bonko will begin her new role Dec. 1.

Bonko 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, Bonko was administrator of allied health and operational support for both Orlando Health South Seminole and Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.

She 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,” said Philip Koovakada, senior vice president Orlando Health South Central region and president, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital. “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.”

Bonko earned a Bachelor of Arts 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. She 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.


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Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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