Breakfast Connections - Update on UCF Medical Center with CEO Wendy Brandon
With more than two decades of experience in healthcare leadership, Brandon has served for 10 years as CEO of HCA’s Central Florida Regional Hospital, a 221-bed facility in Sanford. Her achievements include overseeing the launch of the hospital’s Level II Trauma Center, opening the region’s first freestanding emergency department and leading the development of Oviedo Medical Center. Previously, she led Englewood Community Hospital in HCA’s West Florida Division.
Brandon earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin and her MBA from The Jack C. Massey School of Business at Belmont University. She serves in leadership roles on the Orlando Economic Partnership Board, CareerSource Central Florida Board, the Sanford Rotary Club and Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board. She recently chaired the Seminole State College District Board of Trustees. Among numerous awards, she was named Orlando Business Journal’s 2017 Businesswoman of the Year and 2015 CEO of the Year honoree.
The mission of the Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce is to enhance economic growth of the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Florida by focusing on education, promotion, and development of the business community, and those areas of the community affecting business.
Our primary goals are to strengthen our local economy, to promote the community, provide networking opportunities, represent the interest of business with government, and develop community leaders.Our Signature Breakfast Event has been designed to promote strong connections, business opportunities, and fun!