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New VP of Government Affairs and Chief of Staff Joins Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital


St. Petersburg, Fla. – November 15, 2022 – Kathy Gillette, M.H.A., joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital this month as vice president of government affairs and chief of staff. Gillette, a former market president and CEO for Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in health care organizations in Tampa Bay and central Florida, including community hospitals, tertiary care centers and teaching hospitals. During the past five years, Gillette led her own consulting firm, providing expertise to health care organizations and physicians in areas that include government relations, strategic planning and growth opportunities.

“As a mother and a grandmother, children’s health is immensely important and I’m proud to join an organization that I’ve watched grow over the past several years,” said Gillette. “I am also honored to be able to advocate for the patients and families cared for by Johns Hopkins All Children’s and work with our state and federal leaders to help them better understand the importance of how regulatory and reimbursement practices impact our patients and families.”

In addition to her work at Bayfront Health, she also served in leadership roles at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), as chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer at Community Hospital in New Port Richey. As CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, she developed the hospital’s affiliation agreement and teaching program with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and led the planning and development of the hospital’s Level II Trauma Center. Her other leadership experience in our region includes serving as senior vice president and CFO at Tampa General Hospital from 1994 through 1997.

Gillette earned a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of West Florida and a master’s in healthcare administration from University of South Florida. She chaired the CEO Committee of the American College of Healthcare Executives, was a member of the Board of Governors for the Washington, D.C.-based Federation of American Hospitals, and chaired the Executive Committee of the American Heart Association STEM Goes Red initiative. Locally, she serves on the board of the Mental Health for Heroes Foundation and an independent audit committee for USF Health.

About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children’s brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit HopkinsAllChildrens.org.