BayCare Names Sandra E. Brooks, MD, MBA Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital

September 25, 2017

TAMPA, Fla., (Sept. 25, 2017) – BayCare Health System has named Sandra E.  Brooks, MD, MBA vice president and chief medical officer of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa. Dr. Brooks started her new position on Sept. 25, 2017.

“Board certified  in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology, Dr. Brooks brings more than three decades of clinical, academic and executive leadership experience, to her new role, making her ideally suited to lead our hospitals’ medical programs,” said Kate Reed, president, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.  “Her comprehensive knowledge and expertise will allow her to further develop strategies and initiatives that will enhance the clinical excellence and patient care at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.”

Most recently, Dr. Brooks was the chief medical officer of CompleteCare Health Network in Bridgeton, N.J., the second-largest, federally qualified health network in the state with 20 facilities in three counties. In that capacity, she led medical affairs, provider recruitment, population health, accountable care, and quality initiatives. She previously served as system vice president of prevention and research for a five-hospital health system in Louisville, KY and spent 10 years as a full professor and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, where she developed processes and programs to improve access to high-quality, advanced gynecologic and women’s cancer care.

On a national level, Dr. Brooks serves on the American Public Health Association (APHA) Joint Policy Committee and Education Board. She also has contributed more than 40 articles and chapters to peer-reviewed publications and books such as Gyn Oncology, Journal of Community Health, and “Journal of Hospital Administration,” among many others.

Dr. Brooks earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., before completing her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital) in Boston. She later received an MBA in medical services management from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

"I am thrilled to be joining BayCare with its great tradition of being a beacon of healthcare excellence,” said Dr. Brooks. “I look forward to empowering our physicians, team members and other stakeholders to reach the next level of transformative care for the benefit of the community."

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