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Gov. Rick Scott appoints nine to hospital funding panel

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday named nine people to his newly created Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding.

None of the members are hospital executives. Only one is a medical doctor.

Missing from the list: Sens. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, and Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood. 

Both volunteered to to serve.

Scott also announced that Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Liz Dudek and Surgeon General John Armstrong will serve as co-executive directors of the commission. The group's first meeting will take place in Tallahassee on May 20. 

The commission has been tasked with investigating outcomes at hospitals that receive taxpayer funding, as well as executive compensation and spending on lobbyists, advertising and political campaigns. The Republican governor also wants the group to explore the idea of profit sharing among hospitals.

Here are the names (and short bios) provided to reporters:

* Carlos Beruff, of Parrish, is a member of the South Florida Water Management District, the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority and is the president of Medallion Homes. Mr. Beruff will serve as chair of the commission.

* General Chip Diehl, of Tampa, is a retired Brigadier General United States Air Force and is a member of the Florida Defense Support Task Force.

* Marili Cancio Johnson, of Key Biscayne, is a member of the Miami Dade College Board of Trustees and is the principle of Marili Cancio Johnson PA.

* Tom Kuntz, of Winter Park, is a former executive at Suntrust Bank and a current member of the Florida Board of Governors. Mr. Kuntz will serve as vice chair of the commission.

* Eugene Lamb, Jr., of Midway, served on the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners from 2004-2012 and is a past chair of the Tallahassee Community College Board of Trustees.

* Dr. Jason Rosenburg, of Gainesville, is a reconstructive microsurgeon and a former chair of the Florida Board of Medicine.

* Dr. Ken Smith, of Estero, is the owner of Integrated Beef Consultants and a member of the Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees.

* Sam Seevers, of Destin, is a small business owner and a former mayor and city council member of Destin.

* Robert Spottswood, of Key West, is a certified public accountant and an attorney. He is the president and director of Spottswood Companies.

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