Holy Cross Hospital Names Scott R. Ford VP Of Development And Marketing


Scott R. Ford

Scott R. Ford has been named vice president for development and marketing for Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

Ford joins the non-profit hospital from the Advocate Healthcare system, serving as vice president for development at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Illinois, and Advocate Eureka Hospital in Eureka, Illinois. There, he also served as president of the Brokaw Hospital Endowment Fund. Previously, Ford was director of development for the University of Iowa Foundation – U of I College of Public Health. His professional background includes roles as a council member/mayor pro tem for the City of Lisbon, Iowa, and as a U.S. National Park Service park ranger.

"Scott is a seasoned healthcare development and marketing professional," said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Dr. Patrick A. Taylor. “He has a proven track record of leading successful fundraising programs and has extensive experience building relationships with staff, volunteers, board members, donors and other stakeholders. Scott will be a valuable addition to our team.”

At Holy Cross, Ford will focus on securing major gifts and building strong relationships with donors. He also will oversee strategic planning, budget management, marketing and special events.

A resident of Tamarac, Ford received a B.A. in journalism and religious studies/philosophy from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, and a Master of Arts in philanthropy and nonprofit management from the University of Northern Iowa. He is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.


A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross Hospital has been named one of the top three hospitals of 64 in the Miami metro area and one of the top 10 in the state in U.S. News and World Report's 2017-2018 Best Hospital rankings. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com. Connect @holycrossfl.

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