Message From CEO

Advancing the Health and Care of Our Patients

Steve MasonOn behalf of BayCare's leading not-for-profit hospitals and more than 25,000 team members, I am delighted to welcome you to our online Quality Report Card. Since BayCare was formed in 1997, we have observed and taught our quality philosophy as a symbol of what truly sets us apart. We are proud of our efforts and eager to share them with you.

We believe that public reporting enables us to continue improving our tradition of high quality and innovation. We also hope to help our patients and their families become more involved in their health care decisions by providing them with this simple, easy-to-use online tool. As an organization, we are committed and enthusiastic about finding new and better ways to inform our communities about the care that we deliver every day.

We are reporting quality because it is at the heart of who we are and what we do. But, please remember that it can be complex and difficult. Unfortunately, there is not a single, universally accepted way of measuring health care quality. On this site, we are using nationally recognized, evidenced-based measures and definitions to provide the foundation for our reporting. Use this information to become better informed. And, as with all of your health care decisions, please consult with your physician first.

Thank you for your time.

Yours In Good Health,

Stephen R. Mason
President and CEO
BayCare Health System