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.
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Mon Jan 16 14:29:41 +0000 2017 - #MLKDAY https://t.co/dbwamcSB8K
Mon Jan 16 14:29:16 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Today, @FLAnnScott and I join all Floridians to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact his legacy continues to hav…
Sun Jan 15 16:27:00 +0000 2017 - RT @BobbyJindal: .@BetsyDeVos has fought tirelessly for decades to give disadvantaged kids the opportunity to get a great education.
Sun Jan 08 15:24:53 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Spoke with some of the displaced travelers at @FLLFlyer. State and local officials are working hard to get them everything…
Sun Jan 08 15:23:57 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Praying for the victims of the #Jerusalem truck attack. Florida stands with the people of #Israel.
Sat Jan 07 13:35:58 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Response to Fort Lauderdale International Airport Attack https://t.co/8CgVCrOE75
Sat Jan 07 00:56:18 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Hay recursos disponibles para pasajeros desplazados en https://t.co/knohinHM3C
Sat Jan 07 00:56:14 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: .@Airbnb has activated their urgent accommodations in Fort Lauderdale to help those affected by the attack. https://t.co/Tq…
Sat Jan 07 00:55:57 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: My number one priority is the safety of everyone in our state. In FL, we use every resource available to keep our visitors…