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Health First Announces Gary Stubblefield as New Director of Growth and Development

ROCKLEDGE, FL (September 3, 2013) – Health First is pleased to announce Gary Stubblefield as its new director of growth and development. Stubblefield will assist with the process of strategic planning and execution of programmatic development opportunities across the Health First system.

He most recently served as assistant administrator at Sebastian River Medical Center. Stubblefield also gained extensive hospital administrative leadership experience serving as assistant director-hospitals for Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, NY and as project manager of Queens-Long Island Medical Group. 

Stubblefield earned his Bachelor of Music from Belmont University in Nashville, TN and is a classically trained vocal performer. He also attended La Scuola Lorenzo d’Medici in Florence, Italy with a concentration in Italian and International Business. He is currently enrolled in the Executive Distance Learning Program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL and will earn his Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2014.




About Health First

Founded in 1995, Health First is a not-for-profit and is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital). Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers. Visit for more information.