CLEARWATER, FL, (Oct. 26, 2012) — BayCare Health System, the largest community-based health care system in the Tampa Bay area, announced today that Dr. Charles DeShazer has been appointed Vice President of Quality and Clinical Outcomes. DeShazer has most recently functioned as the Vice President of Quality, Medical Informatics and Transformation at Dean Health System in Madison, Wisconsin.
DeShazer has more than 25 years of experience that encompasses both clinical practice as an Internal Medicine physician and executive leadership positions. He has held titles such as Medical Director and VP of Medical Informatics.
“With his unparalleled experience managing quality, advancing the uses of medical informatics systems, and proven efficient leadership style, Charles DeShazer stood out to us at BayCare,” said Dr. Bruce Flareau, President BayCare Physician Partners and EVP of BayCare. “As a senior physician executive with broad clinical, managerial and consulting experience we are delighted to have him joining the team.”
“What impressed me about BayCare is that the system has strategically integrated its hospitals and is implementing a Clinically Integrated Network, which will enable BayCare to rapidly adapt as the health care market evolves. Not only is it perfectly positioned for the future of health care, but it is demonstrating strong performance today,” said DeShazer. “I look forward to ensuring that our patients experience reliable and consistent quality and service wherever they touch the system.”
After graduating from Loyola University in Chicago, DeShazer earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois where he also completed his internship and residency. He spent 14 years with Kaiser Permanente in various national and regional leadership positions including Director, Clinical Information Systems and Associate Medical Director, Quality. He has also completed the Kaiser Permanente Advanced Leadership Executive Program at the University of North Carolina, and the Improvement Advisor Certification Program at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement.
About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is the leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.
BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare at www.BayCare.org.