BayCare has named Angela Cosby the new vice president and chief operating officer for BayCare Medical Group. Cosby, who was the president of INTEGRIS Medical Group at INTEGRIS Health, will lead strategic and operational planning for physician group services.
When it comes to health care, patients have many options, even when it comes to surgical techniques. While many are familiar with open and laparoscopic surgery, technological advances have allowed physicians to perform increasingly complex procedures with better outcomes and recovery for patients with the use of robotics.
Cardiologist Gary M. Idelchik, MD, FACC, FSCAI, has joined BayCare Medical Group at 4612 N. Habana Ave. in Tampa, as well as the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He is accepting new patients age 18 and older.
BayCare has named Jacquelyn B. Cawley, DO the new vice president and chief medical officer for Ambulatory Care and Clinical Integration. In this position, she will lead strategies to ensure high-quality care delivery in the ambulatory and post-acute settings.
Pediatric brain and heart surgeons at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital are using evolutionary virtual reality technology to guide patients through a 360-degree model of their anatomy to explain complex conditions and treatment options in a way they can understand.
BayCare Health System has named Colleen M. Walters the vice president of Mission and Ethics. Walters will provide executive leadership to ensure a successful integration, assessment and development of all mission, ethics and pastoral care activities across the system.
BayCare has partnered with the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida to offer the first hospital-based breast milk donation sites in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. For added convenience, local moms can now support other families and infants by bringing their extra breast milk to the milk depots at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa.
On May 15, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital celebrated the special bond between babies and their parents by participating in International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day. This global event encourages the practice of kangaroo care, which provides continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother or father and baby.