Mitch Mongell is the CEO of the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (FWBMC), a 257-bed acute care hospital. His hands-on approach to leadership is backed by 28-years of healthcare experience in a variety of hospital administrative roles. For the past 17 years Mongell has served in senior administration roles including Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining FWBMC in 2013, Mongell was president and CEO of Colleton Medical Center (CMC), a 131-bed acute care hospital in Walterboro, S.C.
Mongell’s vast experience in expanding services and improving access to high quality care was a key factor in CMC’s growth over his tenure there. The community benefitted from development of unique programs such as the Advanced Wound Care Center, an inpatient psychiatric stabilization unit, and better access to medical specialists through physician recruitment efforts. Under his leadership the hospital excelled in patient, physician and employee satisfaction and exceeded national benchmarks in core measure outcomes.
Prior to his arrival at FWBMC, Mongell served as the Chairman of the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Small and Rural Hospital Committee, Vice Chairman of the Colleton County Economic Alliance, and Secretary of the CMC Board of Trustees.
Mongell earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration, a Certificate in Communication. Mongell is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He attended West Virginia University and received a Certification in Paramedical Medicine from Allegheny Community College, Pittsburgh, Pa. He is a Diploma Graduate from Sharon General Hospital School of Nursing, Sharon, Pa.
He currently serves on the boards of the United Way, Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the American Heart Association.