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.
|Fri Sep 22 18:43:09 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Met with state and local officials in Marathon to discuss our continued Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. https://t.co/vYT7c…|
Fri Sep 22 18:43:01 +0000 2017 - If you, or anyone you know, is still displaced, you can use this website to help find available housing: https://t.co/gF0jXHcTgn
Fri Sep 22 18:10:13 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Thanks to FIU for sheltering people from Puerto Rico & Caribbean nations from Hurricane Maria. Floridians are ready to help…
Tue Sep 19 18:52:37 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Spoke with Gov. @ricardorossello tonight. FL’s thoughts and prayers are with Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria approaches.
Tue Sep 19 18:52:24 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Thank you to the brave first responders throughout the state committed to helping families before, during & following Hurri…
Fri Sep 15 18:58:24 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Power has now been restored to 4.8 million Florida homes and businesses. https://t.co/bVzGus4cL0
Fri Sep 15 18:58:19 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Thank you @POTUS & @VP for coming to FL to see the damage following #HurricaneIrma. @FLAnnScott https://t.co/6exjcWOMty
Thu Sep 14 16:56:15 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: About to tour Hurricane Irma damage in SWFL with @POTUS, @VP https://t.co/Xq6pBspZyy
Wed Sep 13 18:12:09 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Fuel tankers are actively entering @PortTampaBay & bringing more fuel into FL. FHP will then escort fuel trucks directly to…
Tue Sep 12 16:08:09 +0000 2017 - Yesterday, I spent the day assessing Hurricane Irma damage with the @USCG. Watch video here: https://t.co/Jg9ki3E7Cp @TIME