Naples, Florida , United States
|| December 01, 1952
Oct 09, 2014 09:40pm
Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - U.S. Navy - NRA -
|Info||Born in Bloomington, Illinois and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Richard Scott is considered one of America’s foremost entrepreneurs. The son of a truck driver and JC Penney clerk, Rick is known as an innovator in business, health care, and politics, and has developed a reputation in the health care industry for providing affordable, high quality services through a patient-centric approach to cost and care. Rick is the founder of two health care providers, Columbia Hospital Corporation and Solantic Corporation, which builds and operates urgent care facilities throughout Florida. Rick also started Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, an organization founded to defend free market principles in health care that focused successfully on defeating President Obama’s government-run public option plan. |
An Early Entrepreneur
After high school and one year of community college, Rick enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served 29 months on active duty including on the USS Glover as a radar man. Rick then enrolled at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and, while also working full-time at a local grocery store, he made his first significant foray into the business world by buying two Kansas City doughnut shops for his mother to manage.
Following graduation from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Rick earned a law degree from Southern Methodist University. He stayed in Dallas, working for the city’s largest law firm, Johnson & Swanson, primarily representing companies in the health care, oil and gas and communication industries. His specialization was in health care mergers and acquisitions and it was during his work on these transactions that he recognized how patients could be better served by improving hospital efficiency, which would lead to lower costs and better outcomes.
In the spring of 1987, while still practicing law, Rick put together a six billion dollar finance package and made an offer to purchase HCA, Inc. When the offer was rejected, Rick started Columbia with his entire life savings of $125,000.
|Fri Aug 26 16:01:08 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: Since Congress went on a seven-week vacation, FL has a total of 43 identified cases. Zika demands immediate federal action.|
Fri Aug 26 16:00:57 +0000 2016 - RT @MiamiBeachNews: Full house as we join in on a roundtable discussion with @FLGovScott & various community leaders #FightTheBite https://…
Fri Aug 26 14:11:00 +0000 2016 - Florida’s job growth is outpacing the nation! The private sector created 20% more jobs in July 2016 than last July.
Thu Aug 25 19:10:49 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: .@HealthyFla is now investigating a new non-travel related case of Zika in Palm Beach County.
Thu Aug 25 19:10:33 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: Last week, I requested that the CDC provide Florida with 5,000 Zika antibody tests, but they have only sent less than 1,200.
Thu Aug 25 19:10:21 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: The CDC must fulfill our requests for Zika resources now: https://t.co/JcuWZBDO8f
Thu Aug 25 19:10:16 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: ICYMI: @FloridaHospital @orlandohealth won't charge survivors of the terrorist attack at Pulse nightclub. https://t.co/jDuQ…
Thu Aug 25 19:10:07 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: First responders and medical professionals at @FloridaHospital @orlandohealth acted heroically to help those in need follow…
Wed Aug 24 20:30:01 +0000 2016 - Florida’s population is exploding. Why? "Jobs are the No. 1 reason people are attracted to the state."
Wed Aug 24 16:03:10 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: Any Pinellas resident who needs mosquito control services should contact the Pinellas County Mosquito Control here: https:/…