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Bay Medical Announces New COO & CQO

Bay Medical Announces New COO & CQO

CEO Steve Grubbs is pleased to announce the addition of two members to the administrative team. Heath Evans is the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart and Laney Kennedy, RN, MSN, CIC, has accepted the position of Chief Quality Officer (CQO).

Evans most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga. and prior to that was the CEO at Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center in Live Oak, Fla.

Heath and his wife Angela are both from Panama City and are excited about returning to the community. Heath began his healthcare career as a firefighter and paramedic in Panama City. He received his undergraduate in Health Service Administration from the University of Central Florida and he holds a Master of Science in Health Administration and an MBA from UAB. Heath and Angela and their two sons are in the process of relocating to Panama City.
“We are very excited to have Heath join the Bay Medical Sacred Heart team and I am certain that he will be able to make an immediate impact utilizing his education, skills and experience in hospital administration,” said Grubbs.

Laney has been employed in the Quality Department for three years as Manager of Performance Improvement and Director of Performance Improvement and Regulatory Compliance. She has been a nurse for 25 years with the past seven focused exclusively on quality and process improvement. She has lived most of her life in the Florida Panhandle.

“Laney will now carry the Quality Leadership torch and assist us as we journey to new heights in patient quality and care,” said Grubbs.