Executives

Lars Houmann
Lars Houmann, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer

Lars Houmann is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Hospital, and the Florida Division of Adventist Health System which includes 22 hospitals in Florida. Mr. Houmann formerly served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Florida Hospital. With more than 2,100 beds, the seven-hospital system serves the Orlando metropolitan area. Florida Hospital admits more patients annually than any other hospital in the U.S. and is the largest provider of Medicare services. Mr. Houmann has been with Florida Hospital since 1993 and has served in various executive capacities during that time. He has been responsible for several major hospital expansion projects, and was instrumental in the development and successful launch of Florida Hospital Celebration Health, a state-of-the-future health care facility that opened in 1998 in the Walt Disney Company's community of Celebration. 

Mr. Houmann graduated from Columbia Union College in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He received his Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Loma Linda University in 1981. Houmann is board certified in health care administration as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has spent his entire career in hospital administration, serving at hospitals in Massachusetts, California, Arizona, and Florida. He has experience with small community hospitals, multi-hospital systems, and large tertiary teaching hospitals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Mr. Houmann is actively involved in health care and economic development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Hospital Association and is currently leading a work group to develop solutions to the problem of the uninsured in Florida. He is a member of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission Executive Committee, and is member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce CEO Roundtable. Mr. Houmann is Chairman of bioOrlando, which is an organization dedicated to the development of the life sciences economy in Central Florida.

He also serves his community through volunteer involvement with organizations such as American Heart Association, Shepherd's Hope Clinics, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He actively participates in international healthcare mission projects in South America and Africa.

 

Brian Paradis: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Brian Paradis

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Brian Paradis is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Florida Hospital, one of America's largest hospitals. With more than 2,100 beds, the seven-hospital system admits more patients annually than any other hospital in the U.S. and is the largest provider of Medicare services. Formerly, Paradis served as the Chief Financial Officer for Florida Hospital. He has been with Florida Hospital since 1995 and has developed a particular expertise on the interaction of people and systems, which is crucial to such a large organization.

Paradis graduated from Southern Adventist University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He also is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. Paradis is active in his community, focusing his passion on children's issues by serving on the boards of Frontline Outreach and Family Services of Metro Orlando.

Des Cummings, Jr.

Des Cummings
Executive Vice President

Des Cummings Jr. is Executive Vice President at Florida Hospital, one of America's largest hospitals. With more than 2,100 beds, the seven-hospital system admits more patients annually than any other hospital in the U.S. and is the largest provider of Medicare services.

Dr. Cummings earned a Ph.D in Leadership and Management with emphasis in Statistical Forecasting from Andrews University. He also has a Master of Divinity degree and is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Dr. Cummings has authored or co-authored three books and numerous articles. He speaks to national and international conferences on the future of healthcare, specializing in strategies for whole person care, healthy communities and the hospital of the future.

Eddie Soler

Eddie Soler
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Eddie Soler is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Florida Hospital, one of America's largest hospitals. With more than 2,100 beds, the seven-hospital system admits more patients annually than any other hospital in the U.S. and is the largest provider of Medicare services. Formerly, Soler served Florida Hospital as the Chief Information Officer. He also served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Adventist Health System, Midwest Region. Soler has spent many years at Florida Hospital in the areas of performance improvement and finance.

Soler received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Southern Adventist University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Soler has a passion for Christian education and formerly served at Forest Lake Education Center and currently serves at Forest Lake Academy.

 

Dr. David Moorhead
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

David Moorhead, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer for Florida Hospital, one of America’s largest hospitals. With more than 2,100 beds, the seven-hospital system admits more patients annually than any other hospital in the U.S. and is the largest provider of Medicare services. Formerly, Dr. Moorhead worked for Loma Linda University Medical Center, in California, and joined Florida Hospital in October 2006.

Dr. Moorhead received his MD degree from Loma Linda University. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, the American Medical Association, the American Urology Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Association of Pediatric Urologists. Dr. Moorhead is the former Executive Director of Medical & Clinical Operations for King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Saudi Arabia. He was also the CEO of Loma Linda University Medical Center and helped establish the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in California.