What Is the Hospital Board?
The Hospital Board oversees five acute care hospitals, a freestanding emergency department and treatment center serving south Lee County, a rehabilitation hospital, a children’s hospital, a skilled nursing facility, a cancer treatment center, a multi-specialty physician group, a trauma center and
various sub-agencies and subsidiaries.
Unlike most hospital boards, the directors of Lee Health are elected in a non-partisan general election. In each district, the top two Lee County-wide vote-getters win. David is running for one of the two District 3 positions. There are four candidates in the race. The directors serve a four-year term.
As a public, not-for-profit healthcare and wellness system, Lee Health is a valued public asset belonging to the citizens of Southwest Florida.
Without the ability to levy taxes as most other public hospital systems do, Lee Health relies on its ability to operate efficiently on revenues generated and the generous philanthropy of people who share its vision.
Lee Health is dedicated to “being caring people, caring for people.” The Board of Directors are the people’s elected representatives who qualify geographically yet advocate for the entire community.
In addition to their governance and fiduciary roles, the board directors serve as public policy advocates for this healthcare and wellness system, working with local, state and national governmental officials.