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Robert Harold Hurlbut

Robert Harold Hurlbut, American health care services executive. License health care administrator.


  • Hurlbut, Robert Harold was born on March 9, 1935 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Harold Leroy and Martha Irene (Fincher) Hurlbut.

  • Education

    • Student, College Hotel Administration, Cornell University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), St. John Fisher College, New York, 2005.


    • Administrator and director Pillars Nursing Home, Rochester, 1956—1980, Elmcrest Nursing Home, Churchville, New York, 1960—1975, Elm Manor Nursing Home, Canandaigua, 1960—1975, Penfield Nursing Home, Rochester, 1963—1975, Avon Nursing Home, New York, 1964—1975, Newark Nursing Home, 1965—1975, Lakeshore Nursing Home, Rochester, 1972—1975. Administrative consultant Hale Nani Nursing Home, Honolulu, 1975—1976, Forest Green Nursing Home, Philadelphia, 1976—1978, Batavia Nursing Home, 1975—1978, MT Zion Nursing Home, 1979—1981. Board director St. Marys Hospital, 1960—1966, Household Bank Bank, 1990—2007.

      Organizer, administrative director headquarters Rohm Services Corporation, Rochester, since 1964. Organizer, president headquarters Vari-Care Inc., Rochester, 1969—1993. Honorary commissioner New York State Insurance Fund, since 1982, chairman board, since 2006, Rochester Area Foundation, 1986—1990.

      Advisory board member Cornell Hotel School, New York, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • License health care administrator.


    Trustee St. John Fisher College, 1983—1998, trustee emeritus. Trustee University Rochester, 2001—2011, Eastman Dental Center Foundation, 1975—2011, Roberts Wesleyan College, 1960—1966, Advisory Committee Cornell University, College Human Ecology, 1990—1995. Member University Rochester, school nursing advisory board, 2004—2011, graduate school academic health care board member, 2005—2011.

    Board member Sheriffs Foundation, since 1995. President Hurlbut Trust, since 1994. Member board director Strong Memorial Hospital, 1984—2011, chairman board director, 2004—2006.

    Life council member Cornell University, since 2003. Member Lifespan Community Organization, since 1995. Chairman board Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 1985—1988, member honorary board, since 1988, United Way Communications, 1985—1989.

    President Hurlbut Foundation, since 1993, Hattie Harris Foundation, 2000—2007. Co-chair, Capital Campaign University Rochester, 1988—2000, chairman, Capital Campaign, School Nursing, 2005—2007. Member National Nursing Council, 2008—2011.

    Founding member Museum American Indians. Fellow American College Health Care Administrators. Member Greater Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (past chairman board directors, Rochester Rotary Annual award 2011), George Eastman Society, Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic Society, Genesee Valley Club, Oak Hill Country Club, Cornell Society Hotelmen, Memorial Art Gallery, New York State Sheriff's Association, Senela Zoo.

    Society (life), Smithsonian, Rochester MUs. and Science Center, Lambda Chi Alpha,Rochester Area Foundation. Rochester Police Lucust Club, National Rifle Association (life, public channel XXI member).


    • Married Barbara Cox, June 14, 1958. Children: Robert W., Christine A. Hurlbut.
    • father: Harold Leroy Hurlbut
    • mother: Martha Irene (Fincher) Hurlbut
    • spouse: Barbara Cox
    • children: Robert W. Hurlbut
    • Christine A. Hurlbut
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