Mr. D’Ortona is responsible for leading the vision and oversight for the strategic and operational direction and development of pediatric services and for establishing Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children as a nationally recognized leader in pediatric clinical care.
Prior to his appointment as President, Cary D’Ortona served as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the day-to-day operations, physician and team member engagement, and strategic initiative development and implementation of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He also serves as the executive leader of all allied health and support services which support pediatric, neonatal and OB/GYN services of Arnold Palmer Medical Center, consisting of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
Mr. D’Ortona also served as Chief Financial Officer of Arnold Palmer Medical Center where he was responsible for the management of a $500 million operating budget and the development and management of capital budget. He oversaw the preparation and review of all financial projections and served as financial consultant to the executive team and hospital president.
Mr. D’Ortona joined Orlando Health in 2004. Prior to his responsibilities as chief operating officer and chief financial officer, he held positions in finance and internal audit.
Mr. D’Ortona holds a Master of Science in Accountancy degree and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and also holds a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis. He is a Certified Public Accountant for the State of Florida. Prior to joining Orlando Health, Cary worked as an auditor with Ernst & Young, LLP.
Mr. D’Ortona’s involvement in the community and healthcare industry includes being a member of the board of directors of the Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network, Camp Boggy Creek and Junior Achievement. He is a board of director member and finance committee chair of South Lake Hospital’s Finance Committee and a member of the executive committee and treasurer of the Florida Association of Children’s Hospitals. Mr. D’Ortona serves on the supervisory committee of the CFE Credit Union.