Rick Freeburg became Chief Executive Officer of Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, Florida, in January 2010.  Mr. Freeburg holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Arts from Principia College in Illinois.

A native Miamian, he started his career in healthcare at Doctors Hospital in 1987 as Vice President of Administration.  In 1994, he began his tenure at South Miami Hospital as Vice President of Human Resources, was promoted to Vice President of Operations and then to Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Freeburg is active in Upper Keys community and business organizations such as the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce (former Board member).  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Islamorada Chamber of Commerce; Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys, Inc.; Health Council of South Florida, Inc. and Hospice/Visiting Nurse Association of the Florida Keys, Inc.  He is also a Deacon at Island Community Church and on the Finance Committee of Island Christian School.

Mr. Freeburg has two married sons and four grandchildren.  During his times of leisure, he enjoys boating and other outdoor activities.