TAMPA, Fla. (June 02, 2014) – Moffitt Cancer Center announces the hire of Don Futrell as the new vice president of Facilities and Support Services. Futrell brings more than 20 years of facilities and support service experience to Moffitt and more than 30 years of experience working in healthcare. In his new role, Futrell will have management responsibilities over the 2 million square feet that Moffitt now occupies and act as the owner’s representative for all major construction, including the McKinley Outpatient Facility Building, which is set to open in summer of 2015.
“I am excited to bring my experience in health care to Florida’s only NCI-designated hospital. As Moffitt continues to make progress in the fight against cancer, our patients, faculty and staff deserve innovative facilities in which they receive treatment, provide care or conduct their research,” said Futrell.
Futrell will report to Mark Hulse, R.N., Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
“Don Futrell brings a wealth of knowledge to Moffitt. He has overseen millions of dollars in renovations and construction projects and has extensive experience in research healthcare facilities. We are excited to see Moffitt continue to grow and expand under Don’s leadership,” said Hulse.
Futrell will have an active role in facility management for Moffitt and will be responsible for facilities management, planning, renovation and construction and plant operations.
Most recently, Futrell was the Executive Director of Facilities Management and Planning for the Nebraska Medical Center where he oversaw more than $375 million in renovation and construction projects. Prior to that, Futrell served in a variety of leadership roles at Truman Medical Center, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Health Midwest and University of Chicago Hospitals.
About Moffitt Cancer Center Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 1 cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.