Morton Plant Hospital Names Dr. Jeff Jensen Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

August 28, 2023
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Morton Plant Hospital's Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jeff Jensen.


Jeff Jensen, DO, MS, MBA, MPH, who spent 12 years serving as vice president (VP) and chief medical officer (CMO) at Morton Plant Hospital before retiring, returned to that role on a permanent basis effective Aug. 6. 

After a brief retirement in Dec. 2021, Dr. Jensen returned to the position on an interim basis soon after as the hospital needed strong clinical leadership as it moved to a post-pandemic era. While he served as interim vice president, a nationwide search for his successor took place.

“Dr. Jensen’s leadership skills and dedication to clinical excellence exemplify the BayCare culture,” said Sowmya Viswanathan, MD, MBA, MHCM, FACP, BayCare’s chief physician executive. “We could not imagine a better person to continue leading in this key role.”

Dr. Jensen has been serving patients in the Clearwater area since July 1991 when he joined Bay Area Women’s Care. During his 18 years as a practicing OB-GYN, he delivered thousands of babies.

He transitioned to a physician leadership role in 2009, serving as Morton Plant Hospital’s vice president of medical affairs until 2014 when he first accepted the role of VP/CMO.

Dr. Jensen received his Master of Science degree and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and his Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida.

“I am honored to be back in this role as VP/CMO,” said Dr. Jensen. “It’s a privilege to work with such an amazing group of health care providers and dedicated team members.”



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