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David Rice, MD

David Rice, MD, is Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at Flagler Health+. In this role, Dr. Rice oversees clinical quality, patient safety, performance improvement, infection prevention, medical affairs, and related functions across the UF Health St. Johnsenterprise. He leads efforts to further advance the organization’s culture of high reliability, working closely with medical staff leadership, First Coast Health Alliance and other key stakeholders.

Dr. Rice brings has more than a decade of executive-level leadership experience and proven expertise in advancing the quality, safety and efficiency of patient services, most recently as Senior Vice President, System Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer at Baptist Health. Prior roles include Chief Quality Officer of Coastal Community Health and Chief Medical Officer of Baptist Physician Partners.

Dr. Rice earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida and a Master of Healthcare Leadership from Brown University. He is committed to lifetime learning and has completed professional certificate programs at Stanford University and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Massachusetts.