Scott Kashman, a member of the senior leadership team, is the Chief Acute Care Officer for Lee Health. He joined Lee Health in August 2011. He also is the Co-Author of the recently published book, Mindful Healthcare: Healthy Team, Healthy Business.
Leadership ResponsibilitiesScott is responsible for managing the overall operations and performance of the acute care hospitals and the health system’s ancillary services. He also serves as the executive liaison for the system’s wellness strategy.
Scott has placed an emphasis with the leadership team to provide a team based approach to care delivery and management. With the mindset of emphasizing “One Lee Health”, the leadership team focuses on continuously improving quality and patient experience with financial accountability.
Professional ExperienceScott brings more than 25 years of experience in a number of areas of health care. He began his career as a psychiatric counselor providing inpatient and outpatient therapy. Throughout his career, he has held a number of managerial positions, including Vice President of Outpatient Services for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Chief Operating Officer for Mercy Hospital Anderson in Cincinnati, Ohio. Most recently, Scott served as Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City and the Chief Administrative Office for Cape Coral Hospital.
EducationScott received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and earned his Master of Health Administration from Tulane University, New Orleans, La. He also completed a fellowship in the area of disability ethics in the Department of Rehabilitation & Physical Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. He is a Fellow (FACHE) and Leadership Mentor with the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been a presenter on a number of health care related topics.