Randy Hartley is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Operational Vice President for Nemours Children’s Hospital, located in Lake Nona’s Medical City in Southeast Orlando. As COO, Hartley leads and integrates clinical and clinical support, operational support and administrative functions associated with the hospital, ensuring they are focused on quality, accessible, cost-effective patient and family-centered care. He joined Nemours in May 2011.
Hartley is a nationally recognized senior health services executive who brings extensive operational and leadership experience in a wide variety of national and international health care settings. Before joining Nemours, Hartley served as Vice President, Operations at St. Vincent’s Physician Enterprises in Jacksonville, Fla., where he led primary care and specialty physician practice operations, and expanded market growth for a multi-hospital integrated system of care that included 45 locations and approximately 160 physicians. Prior to that, he served as Administrator/Chief Operating Officer for St. Luke’s Hospital, a 313-bed acute care hospital, also in Jacksonville.
Hartley served our nation for more than 28 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in the grade of Colonel in 2005. His service included directing a Middle Eastern multi-national health care support system for 200,000 personnel from 34 coalition nations. He has administered and served as COO at the community, regional and tertiary referral hospital levels and at the academic medical center level. During his federal service, he served as the Medical Readiness/Disaster Response and Contingency Medical Service Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General.
Hartley has a Bachelor of Arts from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and a Master of Science in Business with an emphasis on Health Care Administration from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives at The George Washington University and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.