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Health First announces two new Board of Trustees members
Dr. Donald F. Hagen and Bryan R. Roub

ROCKLEDGE, FL—Jim Shaw, Chairman of Health First's Board of Trustees, announced today that two additional members have joined the Health First's Board of Trustees—Dr. Donald Hagen, a medical educator and a retired Vice Admiral and Surgeon General of the United States Navy; and Mr. Bryan R. Roub, who previously served as CFO of Harris Corporation.

"We're pleased to have these two men of the highest merit join the Health First Board of Trustees. Dr. Hagen has served our country in the U.S. Navy with great distinction. Mr. Roub has overseen the financial well-being of one of our most successful local high-tech businesses, and along with his wife, Judy, was honored in 2012 as Brevard's Citizen of the Year by Florida Today's Volunteer Recognition Awards."

Dr. Hagen served as Vice Admiral of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, from 1989 to 1991. He also served as the Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy from 1991 to 1995. From 1995 to 2005 he served as Executive Vice Chancellor for the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Hagen has received many honors throughout his medical and U.S. Military career, including the U.S. Navy's Bronze Star Award with Combat "V"; Meritorious Service Medal; and the Legion of Merit. In 1993 he received the Distinguished Service Medal and Surgeon General's Medallion, United States Public Health Service; and in 1992 he received the Undersecretary of Health Award, Veterans Administration. Among many other awards and honors he received the American Hospital Association Federal Healthcare Award for Excellence in 1989. He earned his undergraduate degrees at University of North Dakota (Bachelor of Science in Medicine) and Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (Bachelor of Arts). After earning his Doctor of Medicine Degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, Dr. Hagen served a General Surgery Residency at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA, and an Internship at Los Angeles County General Hospital, in Los Angeles, CA.

Mr. Roub has 40 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, as well as Auditing from both the business management and public accounting perspectives, and has served as CFO of two Fortune 500 companies. Beginning his career as a member of the Audit staff of Ernst & Ernst, he later joined Midland-Ross Corporation and was named as the company's Executive Vice President and CFO in 1982. From 1984, until his retirement in 2006, he served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Harris Corporation. He also serves as a Board member and treasurer of The Women's Center in Brevard County, is a director of Fairchild Semiconductor and is a past chairman of Financial Executives International. Graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree (with a focus in Accounting), he later earned his CPA and attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he received his MBA Degree in Finance.

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About Health First
Health First is Central Florida's only fully integrated health system. With a Mission to positively change the health and wellness of the communities we serve, Health First offers the latest technological advances and quality care at our four hospitals and through our many Outpatient & Wellness Services, as well as the area's only Trauma and Heart Centers. Health First also offers multiple commercial and Medicare health plans, the largest multi-specialty physician group in Brevard County, and four fitness centers to help members of our community stay healthy.