Anna Michelle Brandt named UF Health Shands VP, hospital chief of staff

Anna Michelle Brandt will take on the new role of vice president and hospital chief of staff for UF Health Shands, effective immediately. This expanded role will provide her with even more opportunities to focus on operational excellence, quality clinical care and our positive patient experience.Anna Michelle Brandt

Anna Michelle has served as associate vice president of Operations since June 2011. She has oversight for multiple, complex hospital departments and has successfully spearheaded growth and expansion of services as well as improved processes and workflows. We appreciate 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, Anna Michelle will maintain operational oversight for several hospital departments and services, the details of which we will share in the coming weeks. She will partner with physician and nursing leadership to help ensure staffing and environment of care support 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 activities throughout the region.

Anna Michelle joined our 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 are extremely glad to recognize her outstanding contributions with this promotion and hope you’ll join our executive team in congratulating and supporting Anna Michelle in her new role.


Ed Jimenez

CEO, UF Health Shands

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