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Robert Emmett VanSlyke

Robert Emmett VanSlyke, American health care executive.


  • VanSlyke, Robert Emmett was born on October 26, 1943 in Warsaw. Son of Norman Beardsley and Grace Winona (Chandler) VanS.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1967. Master of Science, Southwest Texas State University, 1977. Master of Health Administration, Trinity University, 1978.


    • Instructor pharmacy Medical Field Service School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1968-1970. Staff pharmacist Camp Kue Army Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, 1970-1971. Community pharmacist Van Slyke's Pharmacies, Buffalo, 1971-1972.

      Staff pharmacist Lutheran General Hospital, San Antonio, 1972-1974, Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital, San Antonio, 1974-1976, purchasing pharmacist, 1976. Administrative resident Bexar County Hospital District, 1977-1978, assistant administrator, 1978-1981, associate administrator professional services, 1982. Vice president operational services Methodist Hospital, Lubbock, Texas, 1982-1986.

      Senior vice president Methodist Hospital System, 1986-1989, Baptist Health Care, Pensacola, Florida, since 1989. Part-time instructor Wayland Baptist University, 1983. Lecturer Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, 1985-1989.


    Member construction committee Agape Methodist Church, 1984-1985, chairman church finance committee, 1985-1987, lay leader, 1988. Member employer's advisory committee Texas Commission Blind, since 1984, chairman, 1985-1986. Member finance committee administrative board Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, active, since 1989.

    Active Leadership Lubbock Alumni Group, United Way Allocation Committee With United States Army, 1968-1971. Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives. Member American Hospital Association, Florida Hospital Association (member education committee), Texas Hospital Association, American Heart Association (board directors West Florida region since 1990, board directors president-elect Lubbock chapter 1988-1989, Lubbock campaign chairman 1987-1988), Gulf Breeze Rotary Club, Trinity University Hospital Corporation of America Alumni Association, University Buffalo Alumni Association, Kappa Psi.


    • Married Nancy Lynne Hartz, June 7, 1969. Children: Keith Norman, Christopher Hartz.
    • father: Norman Beardsley VanS.
    • mother: Grace Winona (Chandler) VanS.
    • spouse: Nancy Lynne Hartz
    • children: Keith Norman VanSlyke
    • Christopher Hartz VanSlyke
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    Born October 26, 1943
    (age 74)