Adventist Healthcare News – May 2017

Adventist Health System Names New Regional CEO

Adventist Health System appointed David Ottati, current CEO for Florida Hospital Waterman, as president and CEO of the Central Florida Division – North Region, a newly created role, effective May 1,” Orlando Business Journal reports. “Ottati, who has been with Adventist for more than two decades, will report to Daryl Tol, president and CEO of both Adventist Health System’s Central Florida division, as well as the south region. Ottati will take over projects that were being overseen by Rob Fulbright, senior executive officer and administrator at Florida Hospital Orlando, who died April 11 after suffering a sudden cardiac event on Sunday. He was 47.”

Steve Hansen: Adventist Health Was a Good Fit for Lodi

After two years of an Adventist Health and Lodi Memorial Hospital affiliation,’s Steve Hansen argues that the relationship has been beneficial for the hospital noting its competitive disadvantages before the affiliation. He also discusses the current strategies in place for the hospital to improve support facilities for stroke victims, to add specialized services for major heart attack victims, to add skeletal joint replacement capability, to install new equipment for women’s imagery, to open satellite clinics, and to complete major additional construction to the hospital.

Forty Under 40 Winner Named Hospital President

Richard Manchur has been named president of Southview Medical Center, effective May 1,” according to Dayton Business Journal. “He succeeds Rebecca Lewis, who shifted to become president of Grandview Medical Center after the retirement of Russ Wetherell. Manchur is Vice President of Ancillary Services at Grandview and the son of Kettering Health Network CEO Fred Manchur.” Southview Medical Center is a 95-bed hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and a part of Kettering Health Network, an eight-hospital health system bases in Dayton, Ohio.

Promoting a Work Family Propels Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel to a No. 1 Ranking

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is the top-ranked workplace in the large employer category on the Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces 2017 list. This is the third time the hospital, which is just five years old, has made the annual list,” reports the Tampa Bay Times. Some of the reasons credited for this workplace environment are supervisors always being present on the busy hospital floor who always want to help, an atmosphere that feels like family. Special employee benefits include discounted rate to the hospital’s health and wellness center, as well as oil change, dry clean pick-up and car detailing services offered on site.

Biri Named CEO at Florida Hospital Waterman

Abel Biri has been named chief executive officer for Florida Hospital Waterman, replacing David Ottati, who was recently named president/CEO for Adventist Health System’s Central Florida Division – North Region, which encompasses Volusia County, Flagler County and Lake County, where Florida Hospital Waterman is located,” according to Daily Commercial. Biri most recently served as vice president and chief operating officer for Florida Hospital Orlando.

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