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HCA Florida JFK North Hospital CEO to Deliver Keynote Address at HCI College’s Commencement Ceremony

West Palm Beach, Fla. – HCI College is pleased to announce that Ashley Vertuno, CEO of HCA Florida JFK North Hospital in West Palm Beach, will serve as the keynote commencement speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony. The event will take place on June 2, 2023 at the Spanish River High School Auditorium in Boca Raton.

As a leading healthcare provider in Florida, HCA Healthcare has made a significant commitment to nursing education and workforce development. The organization works closely with key partners like HCI College to enhance the school-to-career medical pipeline in Florida. HCA has already hired HCI College graduates in the past for meaningful career paths in the healthcare industry.

In addition to Ms. Vertuno’s keynote address, HCA Florida JFK North Hospital will provide guests with information on the services offered by the hospital and career path opportunities within their organization for HCI College graduates. This is a testament to HCA’s commitment to building a strong medical workforce and developing the next generation of healthcare professionals in Florida.

“We are honored to have Ms. Vertuno deliver the keynote address at our commencement ceremony,” said David Shelpman, Group Campus President and Chief Operating Officer of HCI College. “Her leadership and dedication to the medical profession make her an ideal speaker for this important occasion.”

This year’s commencement ceremony will be a celebration of the achievements of HCI College’s students and their future contributions to the medical industry. It will also highlight the valuable partnership between HCA Healthcare and HCI College in fostering the next generation of healthcare professionals.


About HCI College

HCI College is a private accredited postsecondary school in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale with diploma and associate degree programs for Nursing, Substance Abuse Counseling, Medical Assisting, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Services, and Veterinary Assisting. HCI College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. HCI’s programs are designed to instill the knowledge and skills of professional practice and foster the values of higher education and social responsibility. HCI faculty consists of experienced firefighters/paramedics, and registered nurses. Instruction involves classroom and hands-on experience with seasoned professionals in the pre-hospital and hospital environments.

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