The Health Care District of Palm Beach County, a public health care system that operates primary care clinics, a rural hospital, a skilled nursing facility, a school nursing program, pharmacies, health coverage programs and oversees the county’s integrated trauma system, recently announced the promotion of Belma Andric, MD, MPH who is joining the executive team as Chief Medical Officer. In her new role, Dr. Andric is responsible for quality and patient safety across the Health Care District and will directly supervise the Trauma, Aeromedical and Quality and Patient Safety departments, with indirect oversight over the District’s other physician leaders.
Prior to being promoted, Dr. Andric served as Medical Director of the Health Care District’s C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, which provide care to over 30,000 unduplicated adult and pediatric patients annually.
In that role, Dr. Andric oversaw quality and clinical performance at eight clinic locations, accounting for 25 medical providers. Under her leadership and in just three years since they opened, the Brumback Clinics were ranked among the top five Federally Qualified Health Centers in the state of Florida for their quality performance measures.
“On behalf of the Health Care District and the Board of Commissioners, I am thrilled Dr. Andric has accepted this position. She brings her love of data analytics and performance outcomes to this new role,” said Darcy J. Davis, Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. “Dr. Andric is a demonstrated networker who is able to reach beyond institutional walls to attract, recruit and inspire our clinical team.”
“I am excited to join the Health Care District’s executive team and to support the District’s mission as the health care safety net of Palm Beach County,” said Dr. Andric. “Through our unique health care system, our dedicated providers and staff save lives, provide patients access to quality medical services and help keep our community healthy.”
Dr. Andric joined the Health Care District in 2013 after serving as the Medical Director of the Lantana Health Center for the Palm Beach County Health Department since 2009. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from College of Medicine, University of Novi Sad in Serbia. Dr. Andric earned a Master of Public Health from Florida International University and received her residency training in Preventive Medicine/Public Health from the Palm Beach County Health Department as well as residency training in Surgery from Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
About the Health Care District:
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County provides adult and pediatric services at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics throughout the county, health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a pharmacy operation, a nationally recognized Trauma System, dedicated nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and acute care hospital services at Lakeside Medical Center, the county’s only public hospital, serving the rural western Palm Beach County communities along the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee.