Joseph Khayat named Health Central COO

Khayat previously served as the administrator of allied health and support services at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.

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Joseph Khayat has been named chief operating officer of Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital.

In this role, Khayat will be responsible for the operations of the hospital. He also will provide oversight for the development of high-quality and cost-effective programs and services to meet the needs of patients, physicians and team members.

For the past three years, Khayat has worked at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital as the administrator of allied health and support services. While there, he served as interim chief operating officer for six months. Prior to joining Orlando Health in 2019, Khayat was vice president of cardiovascular services for another hospital system.

“We’re thrilled to have Joe join our team and continue to build on the excellent health care services we provide at Orlando Health – Health Central,” said Philip Koovakada, senior vice president of Orlando Health South Central region and president of Health Central. “Joe’s track record at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips shows that he’s the right person to lead our operations and growth in West Orange County.” 

 As a registered respiratory therapist, Khayat spent 15 years as a respiratory therapy supervisor and director of cardiovascular services and emergency preparedness. He earned his bachelor’s degree in cardiopulmonary sciences from the University of Central Florida and an MBA in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as a member of the I-Drive Chamber Board and associate director of the Florida Society for Respiratory Care.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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