BayCare Names New President of Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin Hospitals

December 12, 2022
BayCare Names New President of Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin Hospitals


CLEARWATER, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2022) - BayCare Health System, one of the leading health care systems in West Central Florida, named Kelly Enriquez its next president of Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals. She assumed her role on Nov. 28.

Enriquez has 16 years’ proven success in hospital leadership, serving most recently as Chief Executive Officer at Shorepoint Health-Venice in Florida. Known as a strong relationship-builder, she will be tasked with overseeing day-to-day operations and implementing strategic initiatives at the two hospitals.

“I am excited to welcome Kelly to BayCare and look forward to her leadership at Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals,’’ said Lou Galdieri, senior vice president and market leader for BayCare’s West Region and Winter Haven Hospital. “What stood out was a leadership style that focuses on people - even demonstrating this by stopping to answer a call-light while touring one of our hospitals. She is an exceptional leader and a strong fit for our culture and values.’’

Prior to her role at Shorepoint, Enriquez served in various leadership positions in Florida hospitals, including Chief Operating Officer for Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, and President/CEO of Sebastian River Medical Center.

“I’m thrilled to join BayCare and Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals and truly feel connected with the values that drive them,’’ she said. “I want to work hand-in-hand with our team members to continue to support them as they work at the bedside. Together, we will navigate the challenges facing health care markets today and in the future.’’ 

Enriquez received a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 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


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