Tom VanOsdol, MS, MA, FACHE
President & CEO
Ascension Florida & Gulf Coast
1 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Tom VanOsdol serves as president and CEO of Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast. In his role, he has the daily clinical, operational, strategic and financial responsibility for Ascension’s Florida and Gulf Coast Ministry Market, which includes the Sacred Heart Health System and the Studer Family Children’s Hospital based in Pensacola and the Florida panhandle, the St. Vincent’s Health System based in Jacksonville, and Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama.
Tom began his healthcare career in direct patient care as a speech-language pathologist in 1988. He earned his M.A. in speech-language pathology from Ball State University, and his M.S. in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Tom also earned his LEAN Six-Sigma certification from Purdue University, a two-year graduate certificate in theology and formation for Catholic healthcare ministry leadership from the Aquinas Institute in St. Louis, and he is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
A lifelong learner, Tom’s studies continue and he will graduate in late 2020 from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
Throughout his career, Tom has held multiple administrative and executive leadership roles. Prior to relocating to Florida with Ascension in 2015, Tom served as a regional president with responsibility for multiple hospitals and state-wide service lines for St. Vincent Health in Indiana.
Tom and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 30 years and have a 26-year-old daughter who is an attorney in Indiana, and a 22-year-old son who is a junior at Columbia College in Chicago.