Gail joined the BayCare Health system in July of 2011. She is responsible for the continuum of services across the five counties of Tampa Bay for BayCare Behavioral Health. The programs include acute inpatient, residential, detox, rehabilitation and outpatient services. (Attachment)
Unique to this service is the behavioral health integration with primary care, a novel coaching and navigation initiative for patients with mental illness, and a broad array of EAP services; targeted to distinct employer types such as schools, colleges, and churches.
The Behavioral Health Division is also responsible for the management of the mental health benefit of the systems self – insured health plan.
Gail was the 2014 National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) board chair.
In 2013, Gail was responsible for the establishment of the Neuroscience Service Line at BayCare. This service line encompasses neurology and neurosurgery. Current efforts include work in stroke and memory care.
She spent the previous 14 years at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, responsible for psychiatry, neurology and neurosurgery. She has devoted 35 years of her career to caring for the mentally ill.Back