The Breeze Dozen: Cape Trailblazers — Scott Kashman
Each week the Cape Coral Breeze will feature a leader within the business community — public sector, private sector, or non-profit — asking a dozen questions that focus on the person and the business in which they hold a leadership role.
Name: Scott Kashman
Position: Chief Officer, Hospital Operations
Company or organization: Lee Health
Contact information: Scott Kashman@LeeHealth.org; 239-343-7221
Address: 2776 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901
Your business at a glance:
What you do: Responsible for managing the overall operations and performance of Lee Health’s four acute care hospitals and system ancillary services.
Unique niche: Bringing humor into the workplace while navigating through complex issues.
Bragging rights: Building our Dyad leadership team across the hospitals. All Lee Health hospitals improved from “Ds” and “Cs” to all “As” in their safety scores based on The Leapfrog Group evaluation.
Where you see your business in five years: Working together, communities solving healthcare and social issues. This involves a collaborative and integrative approach among community leaders, healthcare providers and insurers combined with transformational commitment by public and private partnerships.
Describe yourself in one word: Insightful
Hero, role model or mentor: Frontline staff
Person you’d most like to meet: Bill Gates
Book that changed your life: “NUTS!: Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business & Personal Success”
Best business advice you’ve ever received: Get involved where you want to make a difference and have the passion to see it through.
Biggest risk you ever taken: Launched healthier food initiative which included discounts for healthy options and removed fryers, soda and Slurpees.
Personal passion: Overall wellbeing.
Guilty pleasure: New York pizza and Kansas City barbecue.