President / Chief Executive Officer
Michael Kozar brings over 35 years of healthcare management and executive experience including hospital operations, strategic market/partnership development, physician relations and recruiting to the CEO role. Mr. Kozar has worked in both not for profit and for-profit community-based healthcare systems. Michael will continue to oversee the daily operations of Northwest Florida Community Hospital along with the President and CEO duties of Alliant.
Michael will work closely with hospital CEOs, Boards, and strategic partners to manage and serve Alliant’s current and future hospital network.
Michael Kozar is a results-oriented senior healthcare executive with experience in rural hospitals, acute care, acute rehabilitation, long term care, home health, hospice and physician practice management. He has demonstrated ability in maintaining customer satisfaction, negotiating physician contracts and relations. He has proven success in leading financial turnarounds and implementing cost reduction initiatives. Mr. Kozar is recognized as a value-driven, team-oriented leader with an effective communication style and a consistent delivery of desired results.
He served as Chief Executive Officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, in Carrollton, Kentucky from 2013 to 2016, an Alliant Managed Facility. In addition, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Nation’s largest physician owned Advanced Radiology Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He spent eighteen years with Quorum Health Resources, LLC, in Nashville, Tennessee as a Regional Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of various Hospitals. Mr. Kozar began his career at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas in 1981. Most of his career has been working with Rural Hospitals.
Mr. Kozar holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas and a Bachelor in Science Degree from Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia.
Michael Kozar is an active member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Economic Development Council.