Gastro Care Partners Announces Candace D. Baer as Chief Operating Officer September 5, 2023

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gastro Care Partners (“GCP” or “the Company”), one of the largest providers of gastroenterology services and ancillary patient treatment services in Colorado and Wyoming, today announced that Candace D. Baer has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”).

As COO, Baer will take primary responsibility for enterprise operational efficiency and implementing processes to accelerate growth in collaboration with leaders and partners across the firm. She will report directly to CEO, David Pyle.

“We are thrilled that Candace has agreed to join the ranks of our executive roster,” said Pyle. “She is an accomplished leader with a demonstrated ability to develop high-performing teams while driving strong organic growth and delivering value to all stakeholders. Candace is highly focused on improving patient outcomes and experience.”

Baer has had a productive career in healthcare and brings over two decades of leadership experience to the role. She most recently spent three years at Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of mammography and women’s diagnostic services where she served as Senior Vice President, Operations. Before that, she spent four years at the University of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Baer also held significant roles at various other organizations including NYU Langone Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

In addition to her professional experience, she is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from the Washington University, St. Louis.

“I am so excited to join the team this September. GCP is a unique platform with a strong track record, and it is poised for significant expansion. I am appreciative of the opportunity to leverage my skills and experience to make an impact at the intersection of operations and organizational culture,” Baer commented.

“As we position ourselves for the future, we need to continue to invest in the best possible leaders for our company to support our expanding number of practices and clinicians. I am confident that Candace is the right person to develop and execute these strategic initiatives while serving as a cultural ambassador for Gastro Care Partners,” Pyle continued.

About Gastro Care Partners

Based in Denver, Colorado, Gastro Care Partners is the largest provider of gastroenterology services and ancillary patient treatment services in Colorado. GCP’s highly experienced clinical workforce administers a broad spectrum of advanced gastroenterology and digestive services across a network of outpatient locations and ambulatory and hospital-based endoscopy centers. For more information, visit

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