For Immediate Release: June 7, 2016
Bob Gibson Appointed Hospital Administrator at NFETC
DCF names veteran North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center leader to oversee facility
GAINESVILLE — The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) named Bob Gibson as Hospital Administrator for North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (NFETC). Gibson has more than 32 years of hands-on experience working with severe and persistent behavioral health residents in a secure forensic mental health treatment setting and has been with the facility since 1983.
“The department is very fortunate to have someone of Bob’s caliber and experience leading the staff and the care of those who depend on our services,” Secretary Mike Carroll said. “He has the knowledge and leadership skills to keep the facility on track to continue providing the high quality treatment that residents and their families depend on.”
Gibson began working for NFETC as a Unit Treatment and Rehabilitation Specialist, overseeing up to 27 men involuntarily committed to the state-run, maximum security forensic facility. He then moved up through human services to reach the position of Assistant Hospital Administrator in 2014. During his career, Gibson has provided oversight to the departments of Counseling, Quality Improvement, Security, Direct Care, Dietary, Engineering, Information Technology, Human Resources, Risk Management, Medical Records as well as assuming lead for the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) efforts. In May, NFETC received its third consecutive three year CARF accreditation.
Gibson earned a degree in Educational Psychology and is a Certified Application Specialist in Total Quality Management. During the course of his career, he has maintained a focus on customer service, effective management and leadership development.
Opened in 1976, NFETC provides mental health services to men committed by the criminal courts with the goal of a timely discharge to the court or a less restrictive setting. NFETC has 193 beds open for the evaluation and treatment of residents who have major mental disorders. These residents are either incompetent to proceed to trial or have been declared not guilty by reason of insanity.
Gibson succeeds Joe Infantino, who served both Northeast Florida State Hospital and NFETC as Hospital Administrator since 2012 and is retiring after more than 42 years of service.
Contact: Michelle Glady, Press Secretary, (850) 717-4450