Stephanie D. Conners named new BayCare President and CEO

by | Aug 5, 2022


  • BayCare Health System, one of the largest healthcare providers in Florida, announced Stephanie D. Connors as its new President and CEO
  • Connors will succeed Tommy Inzina, who plans to retire before the end of the year
  • BayCare operates on nearly $5 billion in annual revenue and serves as one of West Florida’s largest employers 

Stephanie D. Conners has been selected as the next Chief Executive Officer and President of BayCare Health System, West Central Florida’s largest not-for-profit health care provider and one of the region’s largest employers.

Conners will succeed Tommy Inzina, who previously announced plans to retire by the end of 2022.

“For the board, it was paramount that we find a leader who is committed to BayCare’s legacy of mission-driven, community-focused health care,” BayCare Health Board Chairman Rick Colón wrote in a statement. “In Stephanie Conners, we see an engaging and compassionate leader who will lead BayCare into its next era of serving the community’s health, our team members, and our medical community.”

Conners will oversee a nationally recognized health system with nearly $5 billion in annual revenue, more than 27,700 team members, and relationships with more than 5,800 local community physicians and other providers.

“I am humbled and honored to lead such a remarkable organization,” Conners said. “Its legacy of compassionate care is palpable, and I look forward to helping ensure its future success. It is my personal mission to make a difference in the lives of others.”

BayCare Health System this week announced plans to develop and open a new hospital facility in Manatee County. BayCare, which currently operates a collection of hospitals across PinellasHillsboroughPasco, and Polk counties, is working on obtaining necessary zoning approvals as it finalizes construction details.

The Manatee County hospital will be BayCare’s seventeenth acute care hospital. At this time, the exact hospital size, construction costs, employment opportunities, and timelines are still undetermined, as construction plans continue to develop.

Based on clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and efficiency measures, the BayCare healthcare system is ranked in the top twenty percent of U.S. healthcare systems nationally. It has consistently been acknowledged as one of Tampa Bay’s top employers. In prior years, BayCare has returned roughly ten percent of its annual earnings to the community through direct charitable care, patient financial aid, and direct community programs.

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