Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 17, 2016 -- Florida Hospital has named Scott Childers Vice President of the Florida Hospital West Florida Region Foundation. Childers brings more than 29 years of executive leadership, philanthropic and fundraising experience to his new role that officially begins June 20, 2016.
Childers was most recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for the Baptist Health Foundation in Louisville, Kentucky where he led a capital campaign for the new cancer center there. Prior to that role, he served as the Vice President of Philanthropy for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Lousianna. He was responsible for the development and coordination of a comprehensive fundraising program including annual giving, major gifts and special events for the eight hospital system.
“We are excited to have someone with Childers experience and knowledge of philanthropy,” said Mike Schultz, President & CEO of the Florida Hospital West Florida Region. “He has experience in starting the fundraising for organizations from the ground-floor up and understands the importance of capital campaigns for hospital expansions and renovations which ultimately provide better quality care for our patients.”
Childers received his bachelor’s degree in biology/chemistry and earned his Masters of Education, specializing in counseling and student personal services from the University of North Texas. He has also earned his certified fund raising executive (CFRE) license and is affiliated with both the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
“I am honored to be joining a Foundation team whose mission is to help the Florida Hospitals in the West Florida Region be the best they can be, making sure that our physicians, nurses and technicians have all the resources to deliver superior quality care and whose focus will always be on excellence, said Scott Childers, Regional Vice President of the Florida Hospital West Florida Region Foundation.
Florida Hospital West Florida Region
The Florida Hospital West Florida Region is a not- for- profit 1,275-bed hospital system composed of Florida Hospital Tampa/Pepin Heart Institute, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit FloridaHospital.com.
Jennifer McVan, Director of Communications & Community Partnerships, Florida Hospital West Florida Region, http://www.FHTampa.org, +1 (813) 373-9505, [email protected]