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Nov 19, 2015, 11:48 ET
James P. Cote, BayCare's New Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Services

BayCare Hires New Leader for Ambulatory Services

 BayCare has hired James P. Cote as its new senior vice president of Ambulatory Services, a division that includes the health system's...

Aug 12, 2015, 14:06 ET
Ed Rafalski, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at BayCare

BayCare Names New Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer

 BayCare Health System has named Ed Rafalski as chief strategy and marketing officer. He starts his new role in BayCare on Aug. 24. "Ed was...

May 18, 2015, 15:33 ET
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BayCare Sports Medicine Conference Focuses on Staying Fit Over 40

Do aches and pains keep you from exercising like you did when you were younger? Do you think you have to give up your fitness goals just because...

Apr 21, 2015, 13:34 ET
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BayCare Named One of "America's Best Employers" by Forbes

BayCare, the largest community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area, has been named to one of "America's Best Employers" by Forbes. BayCare...

Feb 18, 2015, 12:50 ET
BayCare HomeCare Named to 2014 HomeCare Elite

BayCare HomeCare Named to 2014 HomeCare Elite

BayCare HomeCare offices in Dunedin, Fruitland Park and Tampa have been named top home care agencies in the nation based on publicly available...

Dec 30, 2014, 16:40 ET

BayCare Works With CLARIFIRE HEALTH® to Implement Mobile Technology for Patient Experience Initiative

BayCare Health System is using mobile technology as part of its commitment to improving service and the experience of hospital patients. BayCare...

Dec 03, 2014, 14:36 ET
Steve Mason, BayCare CEO and President

Steve Mason, BayCare Health System CEO and President, Announces Retirement In 2016; COO Tommy Inzina Named Successor

 BayCare Health System Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President Steve Mason, 66, announced today that he will retire in mid-2016. BayCare's...

Nov 05, 2014, 11:18 ET
BayCare Connects Hospitals to the Next Level of Critical Care

BayCare Connects Hospitals to the Next Level of Critical Care

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 5, 2014  As part of its commitment to connect patients to exceptional care, BayCare Health System is taking the...

Oct 27, 2014, 11:57 ET
Steve Mason, BayCare President and CEO

Florida Hospital Association Recognizes BayCare President & CEO

 BayCare president and CEO, Steve Mason, was recognized at the Florida Hospital Association's Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service...

Sep 18, 2014, 10:35 ET
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BayCare Health System Recognized for Achievement in Electronic Medical Record Adoption by Leading Global Organization

BayCare Health System's progress in adopting an electronic medical records (EMR) system was recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management...

Apr 27, 2014, 15:16 ET
Sarah Haskins of Clermont, Florida wins her fifth St. Anthony's Triathlon (PRNewsFoto/BayCare Health System)

Sarah Haskins, Ruedi Wild Win 2014 St. Anthony's Triathlon

 Sarah Haskins won Sunday's St. Anthony's Triathlon, her fifth win at St. Anthony's and fourth victory in a row since returning from...

Dec 11, 2013, 12:05 ET
Susanna Bellafante, a member of the St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary, squeezes on some icing to finish decorating a few cookies during the second annual Sprinkles! cookie decorating class sponsored by the St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation.  (PRNewsFoto/BayCare Health System)

St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation 'Sprinkles' on Fun to Kick Off Holidays

The St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation mixed sugar, spice and everything nice with fun and cheer during the second annual "Sprinkles!" interactive...

Nov 01, 2013, 17:01 ET
St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa features a dedicated, comprehensive stroke team. A recent study conducted at the hospital and published in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases confirms that this approach benefits patients who suffer acute ischemic stroke.  (PRNewsFoto/BayCare Health System)

Research Conducted at St. Joseph's Hospital Suggests Endovascular Therapy May Improve Quality of Life for Stroke Patients

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. Nationwide, someone suffers...

Jul 11, 2013, 11:33 ET

BayCare Health System Announces Breast Milk Supply Program for Preemies in its Neonatal Intensive Care Units

-- Partnership with Prolacta Bioscience Ensures a Safe, Standardized, and Steady Supply of Pasteurized Donor Milk to Meet Feeding Needs of...

Jun 20, 2013, 10:23 ET

St. Joseph's Hospital is the First in Florida to Offer Non-invasive Test to Predict Stroke Risk

 St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa is the only hospital in the southeast United States using Non-invasive Optimal Vessel Analysis (NOVA) to...

May 29, 2013, 15:45 ET

BayCare and CHS Create Partnership To Provide Onsite Health Centers For Employees

 BayCare Health System and CHS™ Health Services (CHS) have agreed to co-manage two onsite health centers staffed by full-time physicians...

Mar 28, 2013, 16:16 ET
Tampa Bay Lightning Center and Kids Are Heroes Spokeschampion Steven Stamkos presents a Kids Are Heroes nominee with a trophy as St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Chief Operating Officer Kimberly Guy looks on.  (PRNewsFoto/BayCare Health System)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Announces Kids Are Heroes Winners

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital proudly announces the winners of the 16th Annual Kids Are Heroes campaign. (...

Dec 27, 2012, 15:28 ET
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BayCare HomeCare Named to 2012 HomeCare Elite

In-depth analysis places BayCare in top 25 percent of Home Care Programs in the U.S.  BayCare HomeCare was once again named as one...

Dec 21, 2012, 14:16 ET
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Leading Insurance Companies Join BayCare's Clinically Integrated Network

BayCare Physician Partners recently signed contracts with three of the largest insurance companies, Aetna, Cigna and Florida Blue, to create a...

Dec 19, 2012, 15:33 ET
Bruce Flareau, M.D., BayCare Health System executive vice president and BayCare Physician Partners president.  (PRNewsFoto/BayCare Health System)

President of BayCare Physician Partners Recognized Nationally

 BayCare Physician Partners President Bruce Flareau, MD, was recently honored with the Robert Graham Physician Executive Award from the...