For Immediate Release
June 03, 2024
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(BPRW) Black PR Wire's June Power Profiler: Ryan R. Hawkins

(Black PR Wire) Ryan R. Hawkins is the newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer at Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. (JTCHS).

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Mr. Hawkins holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where he pledged Phi Beta Sigma. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Social Work and Public Administration from Florida State University.

With over 16 years of distinguished service in healthcare administration and government leadership, Mr. Hawkins spent the last eight years as an executive with Jackson Health System, serving two years as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Operating Officer and the last six as the Chief Operating Officer of Jackson North Medical Center. In that role, he was the executive sponsor of the $130 million hospital renovation project. This modernization effort transformed the facility and significantly increased patient volume and patient satisfaction scores. Mr. Hawkins’ extensive level of experience, coupled with his years of leadership in the Miami-Dade County Commission, Florida Senate and community advocacy, have prepared him to lead JTCHS to a new realm at this critical time in our community.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Hawkins is deeply committed to improving healthcare access and addressing disparities. He actively participates in industry associations and advocacy efforts, serving as a thought leader and sought-after speaker on healthcare leadership and policy.