Florida Hospital Regional CEO Rob Fulbright dies at 47

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Rob Fulbright, CEO of the East Florida region of Orlando-based Florida Hospital, died Tuesday at age 47 after experiencing a sudden cardiac event, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Mr. Fulbright reportedly suffered a "sudden cardiac event," as described by hospital officials, on Sunday evening. He was taken to Florida Hospital Orlando for treatment, according to the report. He died Tuesday at the hospital, surrounded by his family.

Officials notified health system employees of his death via a company-wide email Tuesday.

Mr. Fulbright was named regional CEO for the health system in October 2015. He previously held a variety of leadership and administrative positions throughout his nearly 20-year career with Florida Hospital, including roles at the health system's locations in DeLand, Kissimmee, Winter Park and Altamonte Springs.

"Rob was such an extraordinary person," wrote Daryl Tol, president and CEO of Florida Hospital and the Central Florida division of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital's parent company, in a company email obtained by the News-Journal. "His infectious smile and warm personality will be profoundly missed by the countless lives he touched … [He was] known for shaping a culture of excellence and highly engaged teams, [his] passion for whole person health and his support of physician well-being."

Officials held a prayer service for Mr. Fulbright at the Orlando-based Florida Hospital Church Monday evening. Funeral arrangements are still being made, according to the report.

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