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Bruce Flareau

Bruce FlareauDr. Bruce Flareau is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of BayCare, a leading, not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 14 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. BayCare's inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care and wellness. Dr. Flareau also is the President of BayCare Physician Partners (BPP), one of the first clinically integrated networks in Florida.

Dr. Flareau is a national speaker on health care topics, including population health, physician informatics, leadership development and health reform. He co-authored the book, "Clinical Integration, A Roadmap to Accountable Care," now in its second edition. In 2014, he also co-authored "The Six P's of Physician Leadership: A Primer for Emerging and Developing Leaders." In 2012, the American Academy of Family Physicians awarded Dr. Flareau the Robert Graham Physician Executive Award, a prestigious national recognition for his outstanding executive contribution.

Dr. Flareau spent more than 20 years as a practicing family physician. In the late 1990s, he helped develop the Family Medicine Residency program at Morton Plant Mease Health Care in Clearwater, in partnership with the University of South Florida. Graduates of this program have gone on to serve the community as practicing physicians, program faculty, medical directors and department chairs. Dr. Flareau has held senior leadership roles at BayCare, including chief medical informatics officer where he provided physician leadership for the implementation of a system-wide, $240-million electronic medical record. In 2012, as president of BayCare Physician Partners, Dr. Flareau led the strategic planning process to create BPP’s governance structure, operating principles, financial projections and implementation timeline. Today, BPP has a clinically integrated network, a Medicare-approved accountable care organization and more than 168,000 covered lives.

Dr. Flareau has been recognized as a full professor at two universities and has served as a residency program director and director of medical education. He obtained his medical degree from State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, and completed his family medicine residency at Bayfront Medical Center in Florida. He is a certified physician executive and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives.