Rafael Sciullo, CEO Empath Health (left) and Karen Davis-Pritchett, VP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Empath Health (right)

(Clearwater) Empath Health Chief Executive Officer Rafael J. Sciullo received the Legacy Award from the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Florida. The Legacy Award celebrates the commitment and efforts of leaders and advocates within the African American community throughout Florida. The mission of the organization is to bring positive change to Florida communities.

Sciullo has led Empath Health since 2013 and has been instrumental in the creation of the nonprofit’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives resulting in the creation of a DE+I department and Community Partnership Specialist roles to work with communities that traditionally have been underserved in seeking care for their chronic or advanced illnesses. In addition, through his leadership, Empath Health has not only shown the value of diversity of its colleagues but its commitment to going into the community and ensuring the equal access to care and support for all.“I am deeply honored to receive this award. To truly live Empath Health’s mission of full life care for all we must continue to make a commitment to bringing our care to everyone,” said Sciullo.

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Karen Davis-Pritchett said, “Congratulations to Rafael for dedicating your life and gifts to ensure our organization continues to serve all communities with compassion and empathy.”



Empath Health is the country’s largest not-for-profit health system delivering non-acute care and services through its skilled, medical and holistic programs to individuals with chronic, advanced and terminal illnesses and those experiencing grief. We were created in 2021 through the merger of two leading nonprofit, integrated networks of care: Empath Health, serving the Tampa Bay region, and Stratum Health System, serving Southwest Florida. The Empath Health integrated network of care provides expert medical, counseling and support services including hospice; home health; palliative care; grief services; all-inclusive elder care; HIV/STI prevention, services and support; primary care; and physician services. Empath Health serves more than 12,000 people a day, creating a bridge between chronic, advanced and terminal care and providing seamless integration based on individual needs. Collectively, we have nearly 90 years of experience serving individuals during some of their most vulnerable times. Our wide variety of community-based programs reflects our commitment to the preservation of our charitable mission.