Edward M. Rafalski, Ph.D., MPH, FACHE
Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer
BayCare Health System
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Edward Rafalski, Ph.D., MPH, FACHE is chief strategy and marketing officer for BayCare Health System in Clearwater, Florida. He is responsible for all planning, business development, market research, marketing, digital front door services, contact center operations, government relations, public relations, and communications at BayCare Health System.
Prior to BayCare, Ed was senior vice president of strategic planning & marketing for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis, Tennessee.
After graduating from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in public policy studies, Ed received a master’s degree in public health from Yale University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in public health sciences from the Division of Health Policy and Administration at the University of Illinois, School of Public Health where he has taught as clinical assistant professor. Ed is also a member of the University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Master Health Administration Advisory Board. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Six Sigma Black Belt, and member of the 2014 TNCPE (Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence) Board of Examiners, trained in the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.