Naples, Florida , United States
|| December 01, 1952
Jan 22, 2017 03:51pm
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.
|Sat Mar 18 23:19:02 +0000 2017 - It is an honor. https://t.co/dF7DhgKJ4X|
Thu Mar 16 15:27:37 +0000 2017 - We must continue #FightingForFloridaJobs. Share to tell the politicians in Tallahassee to market our state and comp… https://t.co/mKPkXeTFEg
Wed Mar 15 11:45:00 +0000 2017 - #FightingForFloridaJobs https://t.co/lzQwbm1rb8
Wed Mar 15 11:41:19 +0000 2017 - RT @FRLAnews: FRLA Prez and CEO @carolbdover at the #floridatourismday press conference. #tourismworks4fl #saveVF https://t.co/HFL4Go7kV0
Tue Mar 14 19:02:14 +0000 2017 - Attorney General @PamBondi joins us for the rally for Florida jobs. https://t.co/paUSRMfoyG
Tue Mar 14 18:58:36 +0000 2017 - Carol Dover of @FRLAnews rallies w us for Florida tourism jobs and tells everyone to stop and talk to their legisla… https://t.co/COs42KNouz
Tue Mar 14 18:56:21 +0000 2017 - I will never stop fighting for Florida jobs - today we are rallying for Florida tourism jobs. #visitflorida https://t.co/sJUEi47MUf
Tue Mar 14 18:54:56 +0000 2017 - Thank you to Visit Florida Director Ken Lawson for his support of FL tourism and jobs. https://t.co/qewdzURO0W
Tue Mar 14 18:52:33 +0000 2017 - FL CFO @JeffAtwater cheers on tourism jobs! https://t.co/obhhjdTHFJ
Tue Mar 14 18:51:02 +0000 2017 - Agriculture Secretary @adamputnam rallying with us for to support FL tourism and Florida jobs! https://t.co/e5DyPWP0Xn