William E. Todd III, Chief Executive Officer

William E. Todd III is the chief executive officer of Select Specialty Hospital – Pensacola. In this role, oversees hospital operations, patient experience and referral relationships.

William joins Select following a long career with the United States Navy where he recently served as a physician executive in the bureau of medicine and surgery. He was responsible for global medical operations, medical readiness and standards and support for the Navy’s active, reserve and family members.

Prior to that, William spent two years as CEO of Naval Hospital Sigonella in Italy, with branch clinics in Greece and Bahrain. During his final year of service there, the COVID pandemic hit and William led his team in the development and implementation of screening, quarantine and treatment standards.

Earlier roles included COO and chief of surgery posts at the Jacksonville, Florida Naval Hospital and five years in international medical diplomacy, where he executed multiple U.S. Navy hospital ship humanitarian missions.

William has a master’s in contemporary diplomacy from the University of Malta, Master of Business Administration from the University of North Florida and doctor of osteopathy from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.


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