Passing of Classmate Rob Fulbright

Rob Fulbright and family

We are saddened to learn of the untimely and sudden death of Rob Fulbright. The following letter was sent from the office of Daryl Tol:

Dear Colleagues

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of our longtime Florida Hospital executive, colleague, and friend, Rob Fulbright. Rob suffered a sudden cardiac event Sunday evening and passed away today at Florida Hospital Orlando, surrounded by his loving family.

As many of you know, Rob was the CEO of our East Florida Region, and worked with Adventist Health System for 25 years. Prior to joining the team in the East Region, Rob served as senior executive officer and administrator of Florida Hospital Orlando, with additional oversight of Florida Hospital Winter Garden. He previously served in leadership positions at Florida Hospital locations in Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, DeLand, Kissimmee, and Tennessee Christian Medical Center.

He is known for shaping a culture of excellence and highly engaged teams, a passion for whole person health and his support of physician well-being. Rob was such an extraordinary person. His infectious smile and warm personality will be profoundly missed by the countless lives he touched.

Most importantly, Rob was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Rob’s wife, Yvonne, and their daughters Alexandra, Sophia, Isabella, and Victoria.

We will share information on funeral arrangements as details become available. A dedicated e-mail address,, has been set up for those who wish to send messages of support and remembrance to Rob’s family. There will be a candlelight service this evening (April 11) at 8:00 p.m. on the Creation Lawn at the entrance to Florida Hospital Orlando.

Please keep the Fulbright family in your prayers during this difficult time. As we pray for strength and peace for Rob’s family and friends, let us find comfort from Romans 8:38-39:

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

With a heavy heart,

Daryl Tol
President/CEO of Florida Hospital
President/CEO of Adventist Health System Central Florida Region

1 Response

  1. Cindi Eatman says:

    Very heartbreaking Rob was a dear high school friend he will be truly missed

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