Francis A. Gott III, MBA, RRT, has been promoted to administrative director of the Primary Care and Community Medicine service line. In this new capacity, Gott will collaborate with physician and nursing colleagues to provide operational leadership for the service line, Department of Family and Community Medicine and related primary care efforts. He also will serve as the co-operational leader on the Primary Care and Community Medicine Service Line Executive Division.
Gott joined Christiana Care in 2001 and has taken on progressively broader responsibility within Respiratory Care until becoming the director of the department in 2012.
“Under his leadership, the Respiratory Department has gained national recognition and improved outcomes, while embedding data use and evidence-based care delivery into the fabric of the department,” said Michael S. Eppehimer, MHSA, senior vice president, service line operations. “The Respiratory team successfully reduced ventilator length of stay for one of our sickest and most complicated patient populations – and their outcomes have exceeded national best practice compared to other health care systems our size. In 2014, Fran maintained his leadership role in Respiratory, while also taking on broader responsibilities as administrative director of Pulmonary Services and Medical Critical Care. In this capacity, he worked within the Acute Medicine Service Line to support program development and the clinical pathway implementation.”
Gott has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Wilmington University and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He represented Christiana Care as a Leadership Delaware Fellow in 2014 and has served on state boards such as Delaware Society for Respiratory Care and the State of Delaware, Board of Medical Licensure Subcommittee.
Kathleen Bonis, RRT-NPS, clinical manager of Respiratory Care, is serving as the interim director of Respiratory Care while a search is under way for Gott’s replacement.