BayCare Hospitals Welcome New Physician Leaders
BayCare today announced the appointment of longtime executive Mark Vaaler, MD, as chief medical officer of BayCare Hospital Wesley Chapel, the health system’s first hospital to bear its name.
In his new role, Vaaler will help develop the medical staff for the new hospital in eastern Pasco County, which is scheduled to open in early 2023.
The move opened up opportunities for other physician leaders as well.
In Hillsborough County, Christopher Bucciarelli, MD, MBA, has expanded his role as chief medical officer at St. Joseph’s Hospital-South in Riverview to include the same responsibilities for St. Joseph’s Hospital-North in Lutz.
Meanwhile in Polk County, John Davidyock, MD, has added Bartow Regional Medical Center to responsibilities as chief medical officer, which also include Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Vaaler previously served as chief medical officer for both St. Joseph’s Hospital-North and Bartow Regional Hospital.
“One of the benefits of being part of a large system is the opportunity our physicians and team members have to continuously learn and grow,” said Paul Sierzenski, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer of BayCare’s Acute Care Services. “These physicians each bring unique perspectives and experience to their roles with the shared goal of providing extraordinary patient care to all we serve. They will continue engaging clinical leaders to ensure delivery of high quality, reliable, value-driven care.”