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American Family Children's Hospital

Timothy Gaillard, MHA, FACHE

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Timothy M. Gaillard serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at UW Hospital and Clinics.

Timothy M. Gaillard was named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in October 2014.


Tim is responsible for the service lines of Oncology and Radiation Oncology, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Transplant and Organ Procurement and Heart and Vascular. He also leads the ancillary services of Pharmacy, Radiology and Clinical Laboratories. His other areas of responsibility include Administrative Surgical Services, Wisconsin Dialysis, Inc. and Value Analysis. He is the preceptor for the hospital administrative residency program. He chairs the hospital's Technology Assessment Committee and the Value Analysis Executive Oversight Committee. Tim is a member of the hospital's Authority Board's Audit and Finance subcommittees. He also serves on several community boards. Tim came to UW Health in July 2010, serving as Vice President for Professional Services.


Prior to joining UW, Tim served as Associate Director and Chief Administrative Officer at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for more than five years. Tim was recruited to Iowa as Senior Associate Director (VP) of Guest and Support Services. Over time, he assumed responsibility for the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Executive Director of the UI Childrens Hospital for two years. His other responsibilities included Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care, Engineering, Environmental Services, Food and Nutrition, Clinical Dieticians, Patients Library, Patient Relations, Guest Services, Project Art and Groundskeeping.


Tim began his career in hotel management, then served in the U.S. Army Health Services Command and Army Reserves for eight years. He then worked as a hospital director at Palmetto Health in Columbia, S.C.


Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism from the University of South Carolina, Columbia; his Masters of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, Heidelberg, Germany; and his Masters of Health Administration from the University of South Carolina. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives.