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Drew Rector
Executive Vice President
Chief Strategy Officer

As the Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer for Health First, Drew is responsible for the overall construction of the integrated delivery network (IDN). Drew also leads Health First’s customer interfaces, product development, sales, brand positioning, population analytics, service lines, outpatient & wellness services, and external partnerships. Drew currently serves as the Executive Vice President for the Board of Directors for Health First Health Plans.

Raised in the Tampa Bay area, Drew relocated to Florida’s Space Coast from St. Louis, Missouri, where he served as a hospital President, and Orthopedic Service Line Executive at SSM Healthcare. Drew has executive experience in the insurance, technology, physician practice, and hospital system sectors of the health care industry. Drew was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for TraumaCare, a Colorado state wide PPO network for automotive and worker’s compensation care; and affiliated software company, CustomMed Solutions. Drew has significant practice management executive leadership experience, which includes his role as Chief Operating Officer of OrthoCarolina, an 85-physician musculoskeletal group practice. Prior to working with SSM Healthcare, Drew was a Division Vice President for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

After earning an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Drew attended the University of South Florida where he earned his Master of Business Administration degree.  Drew is also a graduate of the Cornell University Executive Leadership program. He also served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger Infantry member.