Scott Patterson, VP & CTO at BayCare Health System

Scott Patterson

Scott currently serves as vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) for BayCare Health Services. His responsibilities include leadership for the people, processes and technology within BayCare’s IT infrastructure.  His team includes all Operations & Support teams across the BayCare enterprise, including medical device engineering & services, IS Service Center, collaboration services, connectivity/network services, data center operations and IS security operations.  His team provides technical and service leadership and bring a detailed understanding on current IT trends and technologies that can be applied to the business, creating overall value for BayCare.

Scott has more than 35 years of experience in pharmaceuticals & health care information technology. Prior to joining BayCare in 2016, he was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Allergan Pharmaceuticals in Parsippany, NJ.   Prior to Allergan, Scott held several executive roles within GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Corporate Information Technology organization.  During his tenure he served as Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering, VP of Network Services, VP of Application Provisioning and Performance Management, VP  Core Infrastructure and Application Services, and finally as VP, Security, Access and Network Services (SANS).  Each position allowed Scott to build and/or integrate teams that were agents of change allowing for new solutions and services within GSK IT.  Most recently, Scott built and led a strategy team that defined and built solutions that dramatically improved the way GSK and its business partners are able to work together.  This strategy called Externalization, defined/created/implemented many new solutions and changed the way we now provide services in support of GSK Growth and Simplification strategies.   Externalization solutions now allow for the rapid provisioning of appropriate access to GSK applications and data, flexible connectivity to partner applications/data, and secure data flow between GSK systems and partner systems.  This strategy, and solutions implemented, included the ability for IT infrastructure services to rapidly respond to business needs regarding mergers, acquisitions and divestiture’ in order to integrate quickly.

Scott worked in several director roles within SmithKline Beecham R&D where he focused on empowerment, continuous improvement, transformation change and efficiencies through Lean Sigma technique, and client/user productivity.   He developed the infrastructure that hosted all of the Bioinformatics applications and data, including the company’s first Internet presence, in support of the mapping of the human genome initiative and microbial research programs.  Scott provided technical leadership as part of a team that established external business partnership’s for the development of Genomic data; including The Institute of Genomic Research (TIGR), Human Genome Sciences (HGS), E-Merck, Takeda, Syntheloba and GlaxoWellcome,

Scott places a high priority on family, and over the last year has settled in Florida.  He is the proud father of four with three boys and a daughter, who is married and lives in the Philadelphia area.  Scott and his wife Sheila are avid golfers and tennis players and enjoy spending time, and hosting visits, with family that want to enjoy Florida’s good weather and beautiful outdoors.


Updated March 2019