President of 2 BayCare hospitals resigns

Kate Reed, RN, president of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, both based in Tampa, Fla., resigned, a spokesperson for Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.

BayCare Health System is the parent organization of St. Joseph's Children's and Women's hospitals. Ms. Reed also served as leader of BayCare's service line for women's and children's services. Ms. Reed resigned for personal reasons, the spokesperson said via email.

Ms. Reed assumed the roles at BayCare in May 2017, prior to which she was senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She holds an MBA degree from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

BayCare is in the process of searching for Ms. Reed's successor.

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