Eckerd names BayCare president Glenn Waters to Board of Directors

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Clearwater-based Eckerd announced today that Glenn Waters, president of BayCare’s Hospital Division, joined the nonprofit philanthropy foundation’s board of directors.

BayCare operates 11 major hospitals in the greater Tampa Bay area. Waters is responsible for operations, strategic planning and clinical integration of all of BayCare’s facilities.

“We are fortunate to have Glenn joining our Board as a seasoned expert in the healthcare and behavioral services field,” said Eckerd President and CEO David Dennis in a statement issued today. “His philosophy as a forward thinker aligns with our organization’s strategic plan and future direction, which makes him an excellent addition to the Board.”

Since 2013, Waters has been BayCare Hospital division president, after serving five years as president of Morton Plant Mease Health Care. Before that, Waters was chief operating officer at Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, North Carolina. At Moses Cone, he oversaw the development of an outpatient cardiac catheterization joint venture as part of a $275 million expansion of its flagship hospital.

“BayCare understands the needs of the children and families served by Eckerd, and we greatly admire Eckerd’s good work in Florida and beyond,” Waters said. “I am so pleased to join the Eckerd Board and look forward to supporting Eckerd and the people it helps.”

Founded by Jack and Ruth Eckerd in 1968, Eckerd gives “second chances” to more than 15,000 children and their families each year through behavioral health, juvenile justice and child welfare programs in seven states.

For more information on Eckerd, visit www.eckerd.org.

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