BayCare Health System Recognized as a BOLD Organization by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership

December 28, 2016

Clearwater, Fla., (December 28, 2016) – BayCare Health System was recently recognized by The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) and named a 2016 BOLD Organization of Distinction for using evidence-based leadership development practices to prepare leaders to transform health care.

BOLD (Best Organizations for Leadership Development) is NCHL’s signature platform promoting sound leadership development practices as a critically important responsibility for health care providing organizations. BOLD helps identify, celebrate and disseminate leadership development practices that can benefit other health care organizations.

"We are honored to be recognized by The National Center for Healthcare Leadership for our commitment to leadership development," said Kyle Barr, BayCare’s chief team resources officer. "It’s important for our organization to continue leadership development practices to maintain a positive employee engagement culture. When we have a strong workforce, it equates to a better customer service experience for the patients we serve."

BayCare’s leadership development program has been in place for the last seven years and includes executive coaching, aspiring leaders track and classroom trainings. More than 300 leaders of the company completed leadership training in the last year. BayCare is among 19 leading BOLD healthcare organizations recognized this year. Click here to see the full list of recipients.

About BayCare

BayCare is 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. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.  For more information, visit

About The National Center for Healthcare Leadership

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization, is an industry catalyst to ensure the availability of accountable and transformational healthcare leadership for the 21st century. Its vision is to improve the health of the public through leadership and organizational excellence. For more information, please visit NCHL’s website at