John Deardorff, FACHE

John Deardorff, FACHE
President/Chief Executive Officer
John Deardorff is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Reston Hospital Center and the HCA Northern Virginia market. The Northern Virginia market encompasses Reston Hospital Center, Dominion Hospital, and StoneSprings Hospital Center. In addition to the main hospital campuses, HCA Northern Virginia boasts a larger footprint throughout region providing a number of services in our outpatient centers including multiple CareNow Urgent Care Centers, Fairfax Surgical Center, Reston Surgery Center, the Medical Imaging Center of Reston, the Women’s Imaging Center, and CHOICES Outpatient Services as well as a handful of others.

With more than 15 years of experience in healthcare, John has served in a variety of executive and leadership roles. Prior to joining Reston Hospital Center, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of multiple HCA hospitals in both Florida and Georgia. John received a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University in Maryland, with a double major in business administration and health services management, and went on to earn his Master of Health Administration degree from George Washington University.


Irene Wiliford, RN, MSN, CNOR, NE-BC
Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer
Irene joined HCA/Reston Hospital Center in 2015 as VP of Surgical Services. Irene is instrumental in enhancing the overall operations of surgical services, resulting in improved efficiencies and enhanced staff and physician engagement. In November 2016, Irene assumed the additional duties of Interim Assistant Chief Nursing Officer. Excelling in the role, the interim tag was removed paving the way for Irene becoming the Chief Nursing Officer of Reston today. Also during her tenure, she has supported the startup of our Level II trauma center and implemented several cutting edge technology advancements that are now accessible to Reston physicians and their patients, including both da Vinci Xi and Mazor X robotics, as well as the first to market the Mako TKA application.

Prior to joining HCA, Irene held various leadership positions with several health systems, including Inova Health. Irene also served in the United States Army, where she started her career as an OR nurse and ultimately was promoted to several leadership positions with her last assignment as Chief of Surgical Nursing Services at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Irene received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lynchburg College and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is a Board Certified Nurse Executive (NE-BC) and holds certifications in Lean Six Sigma, a Certified Nurse and Operating Room (CNOR).


Raymond Makhoul, MD

Raymond Makhoul, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Prior to joining Reston Hospital Center, Dr. Makhoul was in private practice with Surgical Associates of Richmond practicing as a vascular surgeon and serving as the Trauma Medical Director for Chippenham Hospital. Dr. Makhoul’s deep healthcare leadership experience also includes various roles with academic medical centers, including serving as the Chairman of the Division of Vascular Surgery for the VCU School of Medicine. In addition, he also serves as a Diplomate with the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Makhoul completed his post-graduate training at the University of Chicago and earned his Masters of Science in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Ben Brown

Ben Brown, MHSA
Chief Operating Officer, Ethics & Compliance Officer
Benjamin (Ben) Brown has been a part of HCA since 2008 where he began his career with Reston Hospital Center as an Assistant Administrator. In 2011 he joined the HCA COO Development program. Two years later Ben accepted the position of COO at StoneSprings Hospital Center, playing a vital role in the building and opening of HCA’s newest facility. In spring of 2018, Ben accepted the role of COO at Reston Hospital Center.

A native of Pueblo, Colorado, Ben holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University. He graduated from The George Washington University with a Masters in Health Services Administration and holds certification in Lean Healthcare.


Ronnie Midgett, MBA

Ronnie Midgett, MBA
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Ronnie has spent his entire career with HCA, beginning as a staff accountant at Trident Medical Center in South Carolina when he was just out of college. While at Trident, Ronnie was promoted through the ranks of healthcare financial services from staff accountant to assistant controller and then controller after participating in HCA's CFO/Controller Development Program. Thirteen years after beginning his career with HCA he was appointed CFO at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, South Carolina. After two years at Colleton Medical Center, Ronnie advanced to CFO of Capital Regional Medical Center, a 242-bed facility in Tallahassee, Florida.

Ronnie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina, and later earned a Master's of Business Administration from the same university.