Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Contact: Kelly Forester
Birmingham, Ala--- Zelia Baugh has been named Executive Director for Psychiatric Services for Baptist Health System (BHS), according to Keith Parrott, BHS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this new position for the System, Baugh will oversee all psychiatric services at the System's four hospitals (Princeton, Shelby, Walker and Citizens Baptist Medical Centers).
"Her charge will be to help us improve and streamline current operations, as well as identify new market opportunities for us to grow and expand our services to the community in this important clinical area," said Parrott.
Baugh joins Baptist Health System after serving as Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of Alabama since January 2011. She served on the Governor's State Mental Health Board of Trustees from 2008-2012. Baugh holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Sociology from Birmingham- Southern College and a Master of Social Work from The University of Alabama. Baugh began her new position August 13.
"I am proud to be a part of Baptist Health System and to be able to work within an organization committed to treating people with psychiatric illnesses," Baugh said.
About Baptist Health System - Baptist Health System, Inc. is one of the largest health care systems in Alabama and one of the state's largest employers. The System is a not-for-profit, 501(c) corporation that owns and manages four hospitals in the state of Alabama. Baptist Health System is a ministry of the churches of the Birmingham Baptist Association, whose representatives elect the Board of Trustees. It was founded in 1922 by a group of local Baptist congregations.