Our hospital executive team welcomed Anna Michelle Brandt to a new role in May — a promotion to vice president and hospital chief of staff for UF Health Shands. Brandt served as associate vice president of Operations since June 2011.
“This expanded role will provide her with even more opportunities to focus on operational excellence, quality clinical care and our positive patient experience,” said UF Health Shands CEO Ed Jimenez in his announcement posted on the Bridge intranet portal.
Brandt has had oversight for multiple, complex hospital departments and has successfully spearheaded growth and expansion of services as well as improved processes and workflows. Jimenez noted that the leadership team has appreciated “her track record of strong leadership and collaboration with operations, nursing and College of Medicine colleagues.” Her accomplishments have included taking a lead role developing strategic external relationships and executing affiliations plans with other health care organizations.
In this new position, Brandt will maintain operational oversight for several hospital departments and services. She will partner with physician and nursing leaders to help ensure that staffing and environment of care supports the best possible quality clinical outcomes and patient experience. She will provide executive oversight for a variety of hospital system initiatives and committees requiring teamwork across the organization. Additionally, she will continue as key liaison and executive leader to help guide our external relationships and regional activities.
Brandt joined the organization as an administrative resident in 2005 while completing her master’s degrees in health administration and business administration. She was assistant administrator of Shands AGH (2006-2009) and director of Operations for UF Health Shands Hospital (2009-2011) before becoming associate vice president.
“We’re extremely glad to recognize Anna Michelle’s outstanding contributions with this promotion,” Jimenez said. “Please join our executive team in congratulating and supporting her in her new role.”