Tom VanOsdol serves as president and CEO of Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast. In his role, he has responsibility for Ascension’s Florida and Gulf Coast Ministry Market, which includes Ascension Sacred Heart and the Studer Family Children’s Hospital based in the Florida panhandle, Ascension St. Vincent’s in north Florida and south Georgia, and Ascension Providence in Mobile, Alabama.
As a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Tom began his healthcare career in direct clinical patient care as a speech-language pathologist in 1988.
Tom earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, Ball State University, and Indiana Wesleyan University. Tom also earned his LEAN Six-Sigma certification from Purdue University, and a two-year graduate certificate in theology and formation for Catholic healthcare ministry leadership from the Aquinas Institute in St. Louis.
Throughout his career, Tom has held multiple executive leadership roles and numerous local board and community service appointments. Prior to relocating to Florida with Ascension in 2015, Tom served as a regional president for Ascension St. Vincent Health in Indiana.