Rebecca Schulkowski Named Director of Surgical Services

August 09, 2017

She comes to St. Anthony’s from Virginia

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (August 9, 2017) --Rebecca Schulkowski has been selected as the Surgical Services Director for St. Anthony’s Hospital and began her new role May 8.

With 16 years of hospital experience, Schulkowski comes to St. Anthony’s from the Riverside Health System in Newport News, Va., where she served as the system director of perioperative services. Riverside Health System includes five acute care hospitals and three ambulatory surgery centers.

“After a national search, I am pleased to find a candidate with Rebecca’s experience and qualifications,” said Scott Smith, president of St. Anthony’s Hospital. “She is a proven leader who focuses on patient-centered care and quality outcomes.”

Schulkowski brings financial expertise and operational performance improvement skills to her new position. She also has a track record of building multidisciplinary, diverse, patient-centered teams that improved both outcomes and satisfaction.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the exceptional team at St. Anthony’s Hospital and BayCare,” said Schulkowski. “We are committed to continuous process improvements that ultimately allow us to provide the best patient care.”

Schulkowski brings both clinical and administrative experience to St. Anthony’s. After earning her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Schulkowski served her pharmacy residency at John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Louis. She returned to Baltimore to begin her career with Mercy Medical Center where she stayed for seven years as both a clinical pharmacist and then a pharmacy clinical coordinator.

Schulkowski then served four years as the director of pharmacy including affiliated surgical centers, oncology department, infusion centers and care provider-based clinics at Cardinal Health in Newport News, Va.

In 2013, Schulkowski completed Boston University’s Pharmacy Leadership Institute and earned an MBA in Health Care Administration from Wilmington University in Wilmington, Del. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 393-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. St. Anthony’s has a rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. For more information on St. Anthony’s, call (727) 953-6993 or go to

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