Jessie Trice Community Health System Introduced New CEO and President, Ryan R. Hawkins, to the South Florida Community

It’s a new era for Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS)!  In a vibrant atmosphere filled with energy and excitement, JTCHS introduced its new President and CEO, Ryan R. Hawkins, to the South Florida community. The event took place on June 11 at the JTCHS Barbara J. Jordan Community Health and Wellness Center.

The celebration brought together JTCHS board members, staff, state and local government representatives, healthcare and community leaders, members of the media, and other stakeholders, all eager to meet the man set to lead JTCHS into a promising future.

“Having the opportunity to lead an organization as JTCHS  is a tremendous honor,” said Hawkins, president and CEO of JTCHS. “I am deeply committed to continuing JTCHS’s legacy of providing exceptional healthcare to the community. Together, we will build on our strengths, embrace new opportunities, and ensure that every person in our community has access to the quality care they deserve.”

No stranger to South Florida, Mr. Hawkins is a well-respected health system administrator and government executive with over 16 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining JTCHS, Hawkins spent the last eight years as an executive with Jackson Health System, serving two years as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Operating Officer and the last six as the Chief Operating Officer of Jackson North Medical.

“With Hawkins at the helm, we are entering a new era at JTCHS,” said Irene Taylor-Wooten, JTCHS Board Chair. “His leadership, expertise, and commitment to excellence will propel us forward, ensuring we continue to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our community.”

Mr. Hawkins’ leadership journey through roles in the Miami-Dade County Commission, Florida Senate, and community advocacy positions him well to guide JTCHS to new heights.

About Jessie Trice Community Health System

The Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. is one of Miami-Dade County’s preeminent federally qualified community health care centers, governed by a remarkably dedicated Board of Directors (51% of which are users of the medical and dental services) and a diverse, incredibly talented, committed family of providers and staff. The 1st Federally Qualified Health Center in the state and 5th in the nation, Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc., is a Florida 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit organization that has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. JTCHS served its first patients from a trailer. Now, more than fifty (50) years after its founding, JTCHS owns and operates eleven (11) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, a 40 bed Women’s Residential Center for substance use, and are located in two (2) universities and forty (40) school-based health suites.

JTCHS knows and specializes in comprehensive health, offering a myriad of services to improve the health of the community. This includes: dentistry, family medicine, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, transportation, healthy start, obstetric & gynecological care, school-based health, community health promotions, health & wellness center, pediatrics, pharmacy, and ancillary services. For more information on the Jessie Trice Community Health System, call 305-637-6400 or visit

Jessie Trice Community Health System Introduced New CEO and President, Ryan R. Hawkins, to the South Florida Community
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