Yale New Haven Children's Hospital names a chief medical officer, and others take on new roles.
Patricia “Trish” Shucoski has been named the next chief nurse executive of BayCare Health System in Florida.
Currently BayCare’s vice president of customer access and operational excellence, Shucoski is succeeding Lisa Johnson, who is retiring after more than 35 years with BayCare. Shucoski will begin her new role on Dec. 11.
Shucoski brings nearly 20 years of experience as a healthcare leader to the role and holds a doctorate in nursing practice. She’ll oversee more than 10,000 nurses working for BayCare, which operates 16 hospitals and scores of care sites in Tampa Bay and west central Florida.
Stephanie Conners, president and CEO of BayCare, praised her experience in supporting patient care.
“Her experience supporting patient care delivery will ensure that BayCare’s nurses remain at the forefront in the industry in best practice and compassionate care,” Conners said in a statement.
Before joining BayCare, Shucoski worked for Jefferson Health in Philadelphia as its senior vice president for performance excellence and system integration. She also worked as Cooper University Hospital’s associate vice president of patient care services for four years and its executive director of hospital-based services for three years.
As a registered nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Trish worked for Cancer Treatment Centers of America, where she was chief nurse, and Hahnemann University Hospital/Tenet Healthcare.
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital appoints chief medical officer
Matthew Bizzarro has been named chief medical officer of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.
Bizzarro was appointed to the role on Oct. 9.
He is also a professor of pediatrics and the vice chair of clinical affairs for the Yale’s department of pediatrics. He previously served as the medical director of the Yale Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Network.
Bizzarro came to Yale School of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow in neonatal-perinatal Medicine and joined the faculty at Yale Pediatrics in 2005.
The Connecticut Hospital Association awarded Bizzarro and members of the Yale NICU team its annual John D. Thompson Award for excellence in patient care using data.
AdventHealth names chief medical officer for 2 Florida hospitals
Teresa Herbert has been named the chief medical officer for two of AdventHealth’s Florida hospitals.
Beginning Nov. 5, Herbert will serve as AdventHealth Palm Coast and AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway. She’ll oversee clinical operations in AdventHealth’s Flagler/St. Johns market.
Herbert was chief medical officer for Advent Health Medical Group and chief of staff before assuming her
Most recently, she served as chief medical officer and vice president for medical affairs for AdventHealth Hendersonville in North Carolina. In this role she was responsible for the quality of patient care at AdventHealth facilities in western North Carolina. She also served as chief medical officer for Advent Health Medical Group.
“I look forward to continue building a healthier, brighter future for our community,” Herbert said in a statement. “I am committed to advancing health care excellence within the Palm Coast community.”
Kingman Regional Medical Center appoints first chief quality officer
Cheryl Porter has been named the inaugural chief quality officer of Kingman Regional Medical Center in Arizona.
Porter began her 30-year healthcare career as a registered nurse in 1993. She brings experience in intensive care and trauma nursing, infection prevention, home health and hospice, and patient experience and engagement.
She joined Kingman Regional in 2016 as director of risk management and patient safety. In 2021, she was promoted to chief compliance officer.
Porter cited her work in collaboration with others at Kingman Regional.
“We’re all striving to achieve common goals,” Porter said in a statement, “and I feel I’m best serving the organization when I can help foster those partnerships and connections.”
Heath Evans, CEO of Kingman Regional Medical Center, explained the need for the new role.
“It’s important for us to have an executive leader dedicated to overseeing our quality initiatives as we continue our focus on providing highly reliable healthcare,” Evans said in a statement.