Kathy Swanson is president of Arnold Palmer Medical Center, which consists of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. She led the planning, development and opening of Winnie Palmer Hospital in 2006, which was the first free-standing hospital in Central Florida dedicated to the care of women and babies.


Since joining Orlando Health in 1977, Kathy has held various positions, including administrator of business planning, administrator of clinical/ancillary services, director of nursing, and nurse manager of pediatric services.


She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Heart of Florida United Way Women’s Leadership Executive Council, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation Board, board of director member of Children’s Miracle Network, and a member of the Heritage Circle.


In 2008, Kathy was invited to participate in a documentary movie titled “The Glow Project,” an inspirational film highlighting 15 women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders from across the United States.


Kathy earned a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University, a master’s degree in health services administration from College of St. Francis and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Florida Southern College.