For Immediate Release: May 23, 2016
Marvin Bailey Appointed to Leadership at Northeast Florida State Hospital
DCF announces new Interim Administrator for largest civil service hospital in Florida.
TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has selected a long time leader in hospital management to serve as Interim Administrator of Northeast Florida State Hospital. Marvin Bailey has more than 26 years of experience in hospital management, and most recently served in the department’s Mental Health Treatment Facilities Office.
“Marvin has been an excellent leader on the DCF team for the past five years, and I look forward to him bringing his leadership and direction to Northeast Florida State Hospital,” Secretary Mike Carroll said. “His previous experience in various healthcare settings has provided him with skills that are key to the continued success of the hospital.”
Bailey joined DCF in 2011, tasked with conducting special investigations and projects for the Mental Health Facilities Treatment Office. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Central State Hospital, a mental health facility in Georgia with an operating budget of $120 million and 2,300 staff members. During his time there, Bailey established 24 community homes in four counties and transitioned over 70 patients into community settings.
Beginning his career in hospital management after obtaining his master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Bailey has served as Business Manager, Chief Financial Officer and Facility Administrator in two different Georgia hospitals. He also taught Human Resource Management at DeVry-Keller Graduate School of Management in Illinois. Currently, Bailey serves on the UGA School of Public Health Advisory Board.
Northeast Florida State Hospital is the largest state-operated provider of civil psychiatric care and treatment, operating 633 beds and serving 30 counties. The hospital is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Services.
Bailey succeeds Joe Infantino, who served as the hospital’s Administrator since 2010 and is retiring after more than 42 years of service.
Contact: Michelle Glady, Press Secretary, (850) 717-4450