Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center has a new CEO. Brad Griffin started on January third. Griffin comes to Panama City from South Carolina, with 19 years in Health Care Administration experience. "A lot of positive things happening at the hospital" Griffin said. Most recently, Gulf Coast Hospital announced the expansion of its Emergency Room Department. "The expansion will take about 18 months" Griffin said. The old emergency room will still provide services during the construction process. Griffin said Gulf Coast Regional is a full service hospital, providing even cardiac treatment for men and women.