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Mon, December 21, 2015

Governor Scott Appoints Three to West Orange Healthcare District Board

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ORLANDO, Fla.; December 21, 2015 – The West Orange Healthcare District (WOHD) confirmed today, that Florida Governor Rick Scott has reappointed two members and appointed one new member to the West Orange Healthcare District Board.

The appointments include:

Jaclyn Whiddon, 35, of Oakland, is an orthodontic marketing consultant as well as the owner of The Whiddon Group, LLC. She received her bachelor’s degree from Rollins College. She succeeds Steve Stanford and is appointed for a term beginning December 4, 2015, and ending September 24, 2019.

Alan “Kurt” Ardaman, 58, of Gotha, is an attorney with Fishback Dominick as well as a city attorney for the cities of Winter Garden, Winter Park, DeBary, and Longwood. He received both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Florida. He is reappointed for a term beginning December 4, 2015, and ending September 24, 2019.

John Murphy, 61, of Winter Garden, is the chief financial officer for OneBlood, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. He is reappointed for a term beginning December 4, 2015, and ending September 30, 2019.

“I appreciate Gov. Scott’s efforts to continue appointing strong leaders from west Orange County to the District’s Board,” said Tracy Swanson, Executive Director of WOHD. “I am confident these trustees will continue to move our mission forward and improve the lives of the citizens of West Orange County”.

Swanson went on to acknowledge trustee Steve Stanford whose term of service to the District expired recently. “Steve has served on this board several terms in varying key leadership roles”, said Swanson. “There is no doubt his commitment and passion for our mission have directly contributed to our success. He will be deeply missed”.

The WOHD is an independent special healthcare district created by an Act of the 1949 Florida Legislature. The Governor of Florida appoints the 16 members of the District Board. The purpose of the District is to improve access to healthcare services for residents of West Orange County.

In March 2012 the District Board sold all of the District’s facilities, operations and assets to Orlando Health. Under the provisions of the sales agreement, Orlando Health has agreed to pay the West Orange Healthcare District $181 million plus interest over 15 years. The proceeds from this sale are being used to award grants that will improve and preserve the health and wellness of District residents. 

For information on the District please visit www.wohd1949.org

 

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