Michael Aubin, FACHE
Hospital President, Wolfson Children's Hospital
Michael D. Aubin, FACHE, is hospital president of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Before joining Wolfson Children’s in January 2011, Aubin served as the founding administrator/chief operating officer of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa. Aubin helped to re-establish St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in 1990 after a 23-year hiatus.
Aubin holds a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is also a magna cum laude graduate of Providence College in Rhode Island, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in health services administration.
Aubin is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. A longtime child advocate, Aubin has served as board president for the Florida Association of Children's Hospitals (FACH), is a member of its Board of Directors and is currently chair of its Advocacy Committee. He also serves on the national Children's Hospital Association's (CHA) Board of Trustees, the CHA Medicaid Reform Steering Committee, the CHA Executive Exchange Steering Committee and the Leadership Committee on Advocacy and Policy. For four years, he was co-chair of the Florida Hospital Association's Committee on the Uninsured and is a current member of their Strategic Planning Committee. He recently became a member of the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation's Operational Efficiency and Integration Committee.
Locally, Aubin is a JAX USA Partnership trustee and serves as board chair of the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program. While in Tampa, he was on Board of Directors for the Kids HealthCare Foundation from 2006-2010, and served as a past Board of Trustees member and board chair for the Hillsborough County Healthy Start Coalition.
Aubin has been widely recognized for his work advocating for children and the health care access they deserve. In 2016, he received a Children's Champion Award from Episcopal Children's Services, which provides early education to children and families across Northeast Florida. In 2015, he received an Award of Merit from the Healing Hands Community Advisory Council (in support of the First Coast Child Protection Team) for his leadership in support of a new Child Abuse Fellowship Program, the first in the city and in the state. In 2014, he was named the R. David and I. Lorraine Thomas Child Advocate of the Year by the Jacksonville Florida Children’s Home Society. For his work in international children's health, Aubin received the International Humanitarian Award from the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club and Rotary Gift of Life of Florida, Inc. in 2006. In 2019, Aubin was named as one of Florida Trend magazine’s Florida 500, a listing of state’s most influential business leaders in 15 different economic sectors.