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Keith Parrott
President & Chief Executive Officer

Keith Parrott was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2013.  He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2012. with oversight of the System’s four hospitals, as well as patient experience, marketing, strategic planning, and business development.  He joined BHS in February 2008 as President of Princeton Baptist Medical Center.  Prior to that, he spent 17 years with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas, holding several management positions. Mr. Parrott graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL).  He is board certified in Health Care Management and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Parrott serves on the Alabama Hospital Association’s (AlaHa) Board of Directors. He was an American Hospital Association/Health Forum “Creating Healthier Communities” Fellow in 2002 and has served as Adjunct Faculty for the Health Administration Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

       

   

Scott Fenn
Chief Integration Officer
Vice President

Scott Fenn serves as Chief Integration Officer for Baptist Health System. In this role, he has the responsibility to create and align the inpatient and ambulatory clinical strategies for the health system while coordinating the physician/hospital relationship across the care continuum.  Fenn has responsibilities for Baptist Health Centers (87 employed physicians), clinical integration implementation across 500 private physicians, managed care contracting, graduate medical education, outpatient services and quality/case management. He also leads the NextGen electronic medical record implementation throughout the Baptist Health System's clinically integrated independent and employed physician network.

Fenn joined Baptist Health System in January 2009 and had previously held senior management positions for 17 years with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas.  During that time, he held numerous leadership positions in hospital operations, physician practice management, and managed care contracting. He earned his Masters of Healthcare Administration at Washington University in St. Louis, and his bachelor's degree in Finance/Marketing at Baylor University. 

       
     

Greg Johnston
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President

Greg Johnston, CPA, joined Baptist Health System in 1991. Prior to being named Senior Vice President and CFO, Johnston served as the System's Vice President of Finance since 2004. He has served the System in a number of leadership positions. Prior to joining BHS, his work experiences included Controller at Lakeshore Hospital and an Audit Manager at the Birmingham office of Arthur Young and Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama and is a past board member of the Alabama Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

       

   

Mark Belcher
Chief Development Officer
Baptist Health Foundation President

Mark Belcher joined Baptist Health System in September of 2005. His more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of fundraising, marketing and alumni relations includes serving as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Reinhardt University outside Atlanta, Georgia.  He has also held senior leadership positions with the University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB in Birmingham and as a director at the Auburn University Foundation. Belcher holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Religion from Auburn University. In addition to his work at Baptist, Mark is an active leader to a number of professional and civic organizations.

       

 

 

Richard Shirey
Chief Information Officer

Richard Shirey joined Baptist Health System as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in September of 2004 with more than 25 years of information systems and health care experience. Prior to joining BHS, Shirey served as the CIO of MedCath Incorporated, an entrepreneurial company credited with developing the first Heart Hospital. He previously served as CIO of the North Broward Hospital District in Florida and as a Director of the Rush University Medical Center. Shirey holds a BBA in management from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from DePaul University.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Ross Mitchell
Vice President, External & Governmental Affairs  

Ross Mitchell became Vice President of External and Governmental Affairs in January 2012. He joined Baptist Health System as Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Government Relations in August 2004. Mitchell came to BHS from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as Director, Creative and Marketing Group. Prior to UAB, he worked at Lewis Communications as Director of Public Relations from 1997 to 1998; from 1995 to 1997 as Vice President with Townsend, Barney & Patrick; and as Vice President with Thom Gossom Communications, Inc. from 1994 to 1995.  He also spent five years with IIT Research Institute in Chicago where he managed the Institute's media relations function.  Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications from UAB and a Master of Science degree (with honors) in journalism from Roosevelt University in Chicago. His professional activities include past president of the Public Relations Society of America, Alabama Chapter; part-time instructor Samford University; part-time faculty, UAB Communications Studies; and Society of Professional Journalists.

       

 

 

Elizabeth Ennis, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Vice President, Medical Education & Research

Dr. Elizabeth Ennis has been with Baptist Health System's Medical Education program since 1994. Before being named Vice President, Medical Education and Research, she served as Director of the Internal Medicine and Transitional Residency programs at BHS. She received her medical degree from the University of South Alabama in 1989 and did her internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she also completed her residency and a fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Ennis is the author of several publications and has been the principal investigator of clinical research projects.  In addition, she has been an invited lecturer at both the local and national levels on her work.

       

   

Betsy Postlethwait
President, Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Betsy Postlethwait was promoted to the position of president of Princeton BMC effective January 2012. She joined Baptist Health System as Chief Operating Officer of Princeton BMC in 2004. During her 25-year healthcare career she has held numerous senior leadership positions serving in the roles of chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer. Prior to joining BHS, Postlethwait served as chief operating officer/chief financial officer of CHRISTUS St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay, Texas.

Postlethwait earned her bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina and completed a two-year master's level executive development program with American Medical International Hospital Corporation.

       

 

 

David Wilson
President, Shelby Baptist Medical Center
South Market Leader

David C. Wilson became president of Shelby Baptist Medical Center in February of 2006, bringing with him many years of experience in hospital administration and a history of running hospitals that achieve top-rated patient satisfaction as well as high employee satisfaction scores. Prior to coming to Shelby Baptist, Wilson was chief executive officer at Saint Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee. He also gained experience serving as chief executive officer at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, Tennessee, and Medical Center of Manchester in Manchester, Tennessee. Wilson received his master of science in health administration, graduating with honors, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989.  He holds bachelor's degrees in zoology and biology, both with honors, from the University of Tennessee.

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