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Fred Lee Collection: Overview

The Fred Lee Collection is a special collection of books in the library. It is mainly focused on business and health care topics such as leadership, health care administration, and management, but other topics are included.

History of the Fred Lee Collection

In June of 2018, Aura Lee approached the library about donating a collection of books that her husband, Fred Lee had collected over the years. Fred Lee was a former executive of Florida Hospital (now AdventHealth). She wanted others to have access to this collection so they could increase their knowledge just as her husband did through extensive reading. The R.A. Williams Library is excited to have this collection which includes a copy of Fred Lee's book If Disney Ran Your Hospital (2004) and other wonderful classic business titles.   If one chooses to peruse the book collection note how Mr. Lee made notes in the front covers of many titles, often writing page numbers to refer to, or making specific notes of important statements to remember. One can get a feel for how Mr. Lee loved to read and continue to expand his knowledge.


Below are a few titles in the collection. Click on the link below to browse the full collection. You can also use the Library Catalog, go to advanced under Location select Fred Lee Collection.

Fred Lee



Fred Lee (1939 - 2017) was a lecturer, author, and healthcare executive. He was a former senior vice president at Florida Hospital before he started his own consulting company. Mr. Lee was known for his expertise in helping hospital health care executives achieve a culture that inspires compassion and shares ways to generate loyalty from both patients and employees. He also spent a short time at Disney helping them grow and change Disney University. Mr. Lee's book If Disney Ran Your Hospital : 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently won the 2005 ACHE James A. Hamilton healthcare book of the year award. To learn more about Mr. Fred Lee please click on the links below.


“It’s human nature to be dissatisfied with one’s self. It’s also human nature to defend oneself against anyone who would try to make one dissatisfied with one’s self.” – Fred Lee

Fred Lee on TED Talk

Fred Lee on TEDx -- Published April, 6, 2011 --  "Patient Satisfaction or Patient Experience ?"

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