Bradley S. Talbert, FACHE
President & CEO
Bradley (Brad) S. Talbert joined the 454-bed Memorial Hospital Jacksonville as the President and CEO in August of 2017. Since arriving at Memorial, he has led significant change and improvement to many areas of the organization. Under Brad’s leadership, Memorial had the highest physician engagement performance in over eleven years in 2019, reaching the 67rd percentile nationally with providers identifying Memorial as an Excellent Place to Practice. Quality and patient safety has improved under his leadership as well, as the facility was recently recognized in both 2018 and 2019 with the Healthgrades “Excellence in Patient Safety” Award, which recognizes the top 10% of hospitals nationally in overall patient safety performance. The facility’s clinical scorecard ranking, an HCA internal measurement of quality performance, has improved 91 positions during his tenure, currently ranking in the top third of HCA hospitals nationally. Under Talbert’s leadership the hospital earned final Accreditation as a Level 2 Trauma Center, completed a $23M expansion of the Emergency Department, and completed the addition of a $13M, 36-bed tower expansion. His team also led efforts to expand surgical services and modernize the facility overall. He was recently recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of the First Coast’s Ultimate CEOs for 2019.
Brad is very passionate about the community. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville Civic Council, the JAX USA Policy Council, and serves as a member of the United Way of Northeast Florida’s Resource Development Council and as member of the University of North Florida Dean’s Council. He is also a board member of the North Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition, he has volunteered on the Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association’s First Coast Heartwalk and was previously named one of the American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” honorees.
Prior to joining Memorial, Brad was CEO of the 288 bed Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC, a Tenet facility. During his 10 year tenure with Tenet, which included stints as VP of Business Development, COO, and CEO at two hospitals, his facilities were recognized with the Circle of Excellence Award, Tenet’s highest honor, 3 times. He was named one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 in 2017. In 2015 he was named a South Carolina Economic Ambassador by then Governor Nikki Haley, and also received the Regent’s Early Careerist Award from the South Carolina ACHE Chapter in 2014.
Originally from the Carolinas, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, and his master’s degree in Health Administration at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.
Cory Darling, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Cory Darling joined the team as Chief Operating Officer in November of 2017 after spending more than a decade in hospital leadership within HCA.
Before coming to Memorial, Darling spent four years as COO of TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center in Hendersonville, TN where he led several expansion projects and growth initiatives. Utilizing evidence-based leadership practices, Darling provided operational oversight and guidance, overseeing volume and key growth initiatives, while also helping to improve patient satisfaction scores. Prior to joining the TriStar team, Darling served in hospital leadership roles at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, ID, Parkridge Health System in Chattanooga, TN and at Grenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, KY.
Darling earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Belmont University and his Master’s in Business Administration at Vanderbilt University.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin McKeown joined Memorial Hospital as its Chief Financial Officer in September 2019. McKeown comes to Memorial from Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross, GA, where he was Chief Financial Officer since December 2017. He was previously Memorial Hospital Jacksonville’s Assistant CFO.
McKeown has had the opportunity to immerse himself in the financial operations of a complex facility, and led the financial integration of a newly acquired health system. Prior to joining HCA Healthcare, McKeown spent eight years at Deloitte & Touche in Charlotte, NC. As its Manager in the Healthcare division, McKeown was responsible for advising large health systems, hospitals, and health insurance plans.
McKeown holds a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from Wake Forest University and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accountancy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) charter holder and a graduate of HCA Healthcare’s Executive Development Program (“EDP”).
John Lazenby, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. John Lazenby joined the Memorial Hospital team as Chief Medical Officer in April of 2017. In this role, Dr. Lazenby provides leadership to the medical staff and oversees several quality, clinical performance and service initiatives throughout the hospital. Dr. Lazenby has a proven track record of implementing hospital-wide clinical initiatives to reduce mortality rates and improve overall quality of care.
Prior to joining the team at Memorial, Dr. Lazenby spent five years at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital where he served as Assistant Chief Medical Officer and Associate Professor of Medicine. Prior to joining the team at UAB, he spent 12 years in private practice in both Arkansas and Georgia.
Dr. Lazenby is board Certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. In addition to earning his Medical Degree, he holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and has experience serving as the Chief Executive Officer of his medical practice as well as the Chief Medical Information Officer of an acute care medical and surgical hospital. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians as well as a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership.
Mary Reval, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Mary Reval, MARY REVAL, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, joined the Memorial Hospital family in September of 2017 as Chief Nursing Officer.
Reval comes to Memorial from Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Florida where she served as the Chief Nursing Officer. Mary is a seasoned nurse leader who brings a wealth of experience and talent to benefit our staff, patients and families. Reval began her career as a critical care nurse before advancing into leadership roles.
Reval started her career with HCA right here at Memorial Hospital in 2004 before serving as Chief Nursing Officer at Specialty Hospital in Jacksonville from 2008-2011, West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala from 2011-2014 and Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City from 2014-2017. She received her DNP in Nursing Leadership from Chamberlain College of Nursing.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Eleanor Lynch joined Memorial Hospital as the Senior Vice President of Operations in May of 2012. In this role, she provides operational leadership to multiple ancillary departments and recently spearheaded the Trauma Program launch.
Prior to joining Memorial Hospital, Lynch served as the Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, South Carolina. She had direct administrative oversight of multiple departments including Laboratory, Wound Care, Drug & Alcohol Unit, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Transitional Care Unit, Respiratory, Sleep Lab and Occupational Health Programs. She was also responsible for physician recruitment and worked closely with the Chief Executive Officer on physician selection, contract negotiations, practice development and physician alignment strategies.
Lynch completed her Bachelor's of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines. She also served as a professor of Physical and Occupational Therapy at the University of the Philippines and cherishes her long-standing, clinical career in the field of rehabilitation. Lynch also holds a Master's of Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University.
Vice President of Human Resources
Stuart Thompson is a Human Resources Executive with two decades of HR experience. Thompson joined the Memorial team in 2014 as Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to coming to Memorial, Thompson served as the Senior Director of Human Resources at Cleveland Clinic in South Florida. Thompson also served in HR leadership positions at Aventura Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, St. Lucie Medical Center and North Florida Regional.
Thompson has spent nearly 15 years with HCA and has a proven record for leading progressive strategies that integrate the organization's overall mission of providing quality services in a cost effective manner in the areas of: compensation and benefits, recruitment, employee relations, labor relations, leadership and management development, policy and program development, workplace safety and other Human Resources services. Thompson earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Resources and Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Management from Troy University.
Odette Struys, MAOM
Associate Vice President of PR and Communications
Odette Struys joined Memorial as its Associate Vice President of Public Relations & Communications in January of 2019. She has extensive PR industry experience. She joined Memorial from Atkins Global where she was the Senior Public Information Officer for the Florida Department of Transportation overseeing I-95, I-10 and the region’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange. She was the Spokesperson for more than $600 million in FDOT projects. Previously, she directed National Media Relations for Nemours Corporate Services managing operations in four states, and oversaw Marketing and Communications for The Blood Alliance covering three states.
Odette hails from Singapore and has enjoyed two distinct careers - in PR and as a member of the news media. She has worked for CNN in Washington, DC, to Clear Channel, FOX, UPN, PBS and the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation - where in 1992, she was a pioneer in Southeast Asia breaking barriers as the region’s first female Olympic TV sports anchor. Today, she is a volunteer community anchor for WJCT PBS TV and radio.
She has served on the board of directors of Visit Jacksonville, Leadership Jacksonville, GlobalJax - an arm of the U.S. State Department, Jacksonville Asian American Advisory Council, WJCT PBS and the South Jacksonville Rotary Club. She has a bachelor’s in radio, TV and speech broadcasting and a master’s in organizational management.