David Ottati has been named president and CEO for AdventHealth’s West Florida Division. In his new role, Ottati will oversee the strategic direction, development and expansion of that entire division.

Ottati will transition into his new role over the next several months, succeeding Mike Schultz, who recently announced he will retire at the end of this year. He will report to Terry Shaw, president/CEO for AdventHealth.

Ottati began his career at AdventHealth as a management resident and quickly advanced in the organization. Currently, Ottati serves as president/CEO for the Central Florida Division – North Region, which includes the six AdventHealth hospitals in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties.

Under Ottati’s leadership, the region has experienced tremendous growth and milestones over the past several years, including in Volusia County alone the openings of AdventHealth Deltona and AdventHealth Port Orange free-standing emergency rooms; creation of AdventHealth Fish Memorial’s Baby Place, offering much-needed services to women, children and families in the community; establishment of a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, structural heart program and surgical robotics program at AdventHealth Daytona Beach; and leading all six hospitals to consistently achieve exceptional Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores – most notably the first A ratings for AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach.

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— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews


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