Madison County

Our Approach

Our vision is a vibrant, self-sustaining community where everyone shops local; for food, fun, and healthcare! It is about working, playing, shopping, and giving to the special place on earth where we reside - Madison County, Florida. Become a Friend of the Hospital and give time, talent, and money to help make this the best hospital in the region!

Our Story

Friends of the Hospital began in the hearts and minds of people in our community who knew we didn't want Madison, Florida to become a ghost town.  As many rural hospitals across the nation were closing its door, these folks saw an opportunity and were fueled with a passion, to make sure that this hospital never closed and that it became all it could be for this community.

Meet the Team

The Marketing and Foundation Liaison for Friends of the Hospital is Ms. Karen Kocan. Karen is a native of South  Florida, where she grew up enjoying all that our Florida beaches have to offer. Mr. Patrick McGee, the CFO for Madison County Memorial Hospital, gives of his time and talent to ensure the Foundation's financial records are punctual and accurate. Mrs. Tammy Stevens, one of the founding members, is the CEO of Madison County Memorial Hospital. She gives her time, talent, and treasure to the hospital and also the Foundation. Ms. Annette Johnson, a local businesswoman, and Hospital Board Member has also played an intricate part in the Foundation since its inception.

Karen Kocan


Ms. Karen Kocan has over 25 years of experience in the Hospital and Nursing Home industry.  Her expertise is in Marketing, Business Development, and Healthcare staffing.  In her spare time, Karen enjoys boating and gardening.

Patrick McGee


Mr. McGee has over 20 years of experience in healthcare with a background in financial leadership in the hospital and nursing home industries. Not only is Patrick an expert in financial matters he also has a creative side which is the driving force behind the beautifully handwritten signs that appear in the hospital and at Foundation functions.


Tammy Stevens

Hospital CEO

Mrs. Stevens comes to the Foundation with over 31 years of experience in Health Care and a background in Home Health Administration, Nursing Administration, and Quality Management. Mrs. Steven is the heart of the hospital and this community.

Next Steps...

Please join us in making Madison, FL the most vibrant community in the state!  Help bring vital healthcare services to our community.