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American Family Children's Hospital

Timothy Gaillard, MHA, FACHE

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
UW Hospital and Clinics
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 of UW Hospital and Clinics in October 2014.


Tim provides leadership for pharmacy, radiology, clinical laboratories, and the orthopedic, oncology and radiation oncology and neurology/neurosurgery service lines. In addition, Tim is responsible for the heart, vascular and thoracic and transplant service lines and is the preceptor for the Hospital Administrative Fellowship program. He works closely with the senior UW Hospital and Clinics leadership to ensure high quality patient services, financial viability, and to develop strategies to achieve the organization’s mission and goals.


In July 2010, Tim joined UW Hospital and Clinics, serving as Vice President, Professional Services where he led the orthopedic, oncology and radiation oncology and neurology/neurosurgery service lines as well as the ancillary services of pharmacy, radiology and clinical laboratories. His other areas of responsibility included emergency services, central services, purchasing, and value analysis.


Prior to joining UW Hospital and Clinics, Tim served for more than five years as Associate Director and Chief Administrative Officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He 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 served as Interim Executive Director of the UI Children's Hospital for two years. His other responsibilities included radiation oncology, palliative care, engineering, environmental services, food and nutrition, clinical dieticians, patients library, guest services, project art and grounds keeping.


Tim began his career in hotel management and then served in the United States Army Health Services Command and Army Reserves for eight years. He worked as a Senior Biomedical Equipment Technician for two years and Director of Engineering Services for seven years 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 Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, Heidelberg, Germany; and his Master of Health Administration from the University of South Carolina. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives.