Rick is a senior health administrator with over 25 years experience in business development, operations, medical and nursing relations. Rick started his career in New York working at NYU and Winthrop University. Rick and his team eventually created the largest and highest quality cardiology program in the state of New York. Rick has worked as an executive for most of the major healthcare systems in the country including HMA/CHS and most recently as market director of Pinellas County for the largest HCA, Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Additionally, Rick has sat on the advisory boards of ABBOTT Laboratories, St. Jude Medical and worked as an independent consultant for numerous other medical organizations.