Palm Beach Gardens Medical Names New Chief Executive Officer

May 24, 2018

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center appoints Trey Abshier to the position of chief executive officer.   He will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, operational and clinical activities at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

“We are extremely delighted to have Trey as the new chief executive officer at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center,” said CEO of Tenet’s Palm Beach Hospitals, Mark Bryan.  “Trey is a strong leader, and his extensive knowledge of hospital service lines will be very valuable in this new position.”

Prior to his appointment to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Trey was the chief executive officer at Florida Medical Center (FMC).  Under his leadership, FMC saw numerous achievements, including American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Plus.  The hospital was also recognized as the first in Florida to achieve full Chest Pain Center (CPC) with Primary PCI with Resuscitation Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) and achieved five stars for its performance in the Treatment of Heart Failure based on new findings and data released by Healthgrades. 

Additionally, the hospital opened the Atrial Fibrillation Institute at Florida Medical Center and unveiled Specialty Surgical Suites, designed for post-surgery patients to return to good health.  Florida Medical Center also became the first and only hospital in Broward County to achieve Center of Excellence for the Robotic and Bariatric programs designated by the Surgical Review Corporation. 

Prior to his time at Florida Medical Center, Trey was the chief operating officer at Delray Medical Center.  During his 2.5-year tenure at Delray Medical Center, Abshier served as the lead administrator for the development, design and construction of a new 4-story patient tower and 5-level parking garage, totaling $79.4 million. He also headed the development of a Free Standing Emergency Department. In addition, Abshier oversaw various departments, including imaging, interventional radiology, respiratory therapy, EKG, EEG, laboratory, pharmacy, inpatient rehabilitative services, therapy services, plant operations, security, Wound Care Center, Sleep Disorders Program, nutritional services and environmental services.

Trey was selected as one of the South Florida Business Journal 2016 Power Leaders in Health Care and named one of Becker's Hospital Review 50 Healthcare Leaders under 40 for 2016.

Abshier earned a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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