Class of 1970
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.
Rick resides in Naples, Florida with his wife Ann, his high school sweetheart. They have been married for 37 years and have two grown daughters. Rick is a Christian and has attended church his whole life. He is currently a trustee and member of Naples Community Church, which he helped start in 2006.
Throughout his career, Rick has been involved in a variety of charitable activities including serving on the National Board of the United Way from 1997 to 2003. From 1999 to 2003, Rick worked with World Vision to create a primary health care system in Bunyala, a poor area of Kenya.
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