Health First’s Sean Gregory: Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador
By Kathy Reakes // October 25, 2015
'We share a common mission'
ABOVE VIDEO: Volunteerism for Health First’s Sean Gregory comes into play across health care. Nurses, doctors and technicians go above and beyond their jobs to help train the next generation of clinicians.
‘We Are In A Caring Profession’
Sean Gregory spends his days running a 514-bed hospital. Not an easy job when you think of all that entails.
Besides being the face of the hospital, Gregory is responsible for implementing strategy and business development initiatives, overseeing revenue planning and the capital budget, and physician relations.
Add a family that includes his wife Amy, two sons Max and Brooks and his daughter Campbell, and Gregory is busy from when the sun comes up until it sets.
But that doesn’t stop him from putting in even more hours volunteering and helping others.
“We are in a caring profession and it seems our colleagues are “wired” to find ways to serve beyond the walls of our clinics and hospitals,” Gregory said.
Volunteerism for Gregory comes into play across health care. Nurses, doctors and technicians go above and beyond their jobs to help train the next generation of clinicians.
At the executive leadership level, he said he has learned valuable skills, developed relationships and learned to be a role model to those he leads, he added.
MARCH OF BABIES
Currently, he serves on the board of the Brevard Health Alliance, which provides primary health care services to residents regardless of their ability to pay.
And, as the chair of the 2014 March of Babies, he helped the annual event attract more than 500 walkers who raised more than $247,000 for community programs that help moms have healthy babies and funds cutting-edge research, education and vaccines.
The busy leader became involved with the Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation (DGF) after being introduced by Dr. Ashish Udeshi.
“He talked to me about the role DGF played in his life and those he has served,” Gregory said.
“We share a common mission with DGF in supporting health and wellness of those in Brevard County. We value our partnership and respect our physicians’ colleagues who admirably serve DGF’s mission.”
SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK SET FOR OCT. 31 – NOV. 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million in support of charity thanks to the assistance of many generous and giving special people.
Those people, and their spirit of philanthropy, will be recognized and honored on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards, which will be part of the 10-event “Space Coast Medicine Week,” produced annually by Brevard Productions, the event and production sister company of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7 p.m.
DGF AMBASSADORS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
Dr. Bhavin Patel; Joe and Cindy Hurston; Lisa Cavallero, Sodexo; Dr. Kiran and Gita Modi; Dr. Ramesh Patel; Amar Patel, Brevard Achievement Center; Kyle Smith and Chad Lovitt, Brevard County Manatees; Ronal Morgan; Sean Gregory, Health First; Jonda Erwin; Ginger Davis, Veteran Educator; Drs. Sumant and Snehlata Pandya; Kathy LaPorte, VITAS Healthcare; Liz Mikitarian; Dr. Saravana and Sathi Rajan, Rajan Foundation; Mike Thomas, Florida Pain Institute; Rashmi Shah; Janice Kershaw, Brevard Schools Foundation; Sondra Elizondo, VIDA Volunteers; Robin Fisher and Marta Fiol.
“The entire Doctors Goodwill Foundation board and community feels heartfelt gratitude to the people who contribute their time, resources and compassion to the charitable endeavors that we undertake,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, the Founder of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
“The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation can only do what it does, thanks to the love and support that it’s friends provide. We feel it is important to recognize people who give of themselves and that is why we created the Doctors Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards.”
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for extensive multimedia coverage of each and every honoree, as we present their compelling charitable works through stories and special tribute films by Maverick Multimedia, Inc.
Don’t miss the Dec/Jan 2016 special edition of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for complete multimedia coverage of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards – and all the events of “Space Coast Medicine Week.”
For dinner reservations to the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards call 321-749-1282. For sponsor or exhibitor information, call 321-323-4460 or 321- 615- 8111, or e-mail MaverickMultiMedia@gmail.com