Ascension St. Vincent’s names new CEOs at two area hospitals

Kevin Rinks will lead the health system’s Southside facility and Bryan Walrath will lead its Clay County facility.

Kevin Rinks and Bryan Walrath
Kevin Rinks and Bryan Walrath
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Ascension St. Vincent’s named new leaders April 18 at two of its hospitals in Northeast Florida.

Kevin Rinks is president and CEO of St. Vincent’s Southside at 4201 Belfort Road in South Jacksonville.

Bryan Walrath is president and CEO of St. Vincent’s Clay County at 1670 St. Vincent’s Way in Middleburg.

Walrath replaces Rinks, who served in that role in Clay County since November 2020.

They will oversee day-to-day operations at their hospitals. Their goal is to increase patient access to specialty care in the region, Ascension St. Vincent’s said in a news release.

Rinks has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance and economics from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a master’s in health services administration from Strayer University.

“We will continue to put our patients first and provide unparalleled care for those in our community who need it most,” he said in the release.

Walrath served 20 years in the U.S. Army, leading operations at several military medical facilities.

He served as president and CEO of Sacred Heart Emerald Coast, a St. Vincent’s sister hospital, since July 2022.

Walrath has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and master’s in building construction and architectural engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

“St. Vincent’s Clay County’s dedication to its community has been evident since it opened its doors to patients a little more than a decade ago,” he said in the release.



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