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Alison Gelbaugh



The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds, making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading-edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Heart of Florida, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth Lake Wales, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as seven freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Belleview ER, AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Four Corners ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER.

We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, more than 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and more than 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com.

David Ottati
President and Chief Executive Officer

David provides executive leadership and oversight to all facilities and programs within the West Florida Division to develop strategic growth and expansion opportunities that bring the AdventHealth brand to more communities and build an integrated network of care that exemplify the service standards and high-quality care of AdventHealth.

David began his career at AdventHealth as a management resident and quickly advanced in the organization, serving in various leadership roles. Prior to his current role, David served as president/CEO for the Central Florida Division – North Region, which includes the six AdventHealth hospitals in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties. Prior to that, he served in president/CEO roles for AdventHealth Waterman and AdventHealth Palm Coast. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president in AdventHealth’s Hardee and Highlands counties – which is part of the West Florida Division – where he was directly responsible for the daily operations of AdventHealth Lake Placid and AdventHealth Wauchula.

David holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, and Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Accounting from Washington Adventist University, formerly Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland.

David is an active member of his community, serving on multiple boards throughout his career and currently serves as a member of the AdventHealth Tampa and Ocala Boards, Adventist Health University Board, American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, the Tampa Christian Academy Board and Forest Lake Academy School Board.

David and his wife, Wendy, have four children. In his spare time, he likes to stay active through sports like soccer, tennis and ping pong, and enjoying time outside running, riding ATVs and spending time on the water.

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