10 things to know about the executive team for the new Brookwood, Baptist Health System entity

The new system formed by the merger of Baptist Health System and Brookwood Medical Center, both in Birmingham, Ala., has named its executive management team, according to a Birmingham Business Journal report.

Here are 10 things to know about the team.

1. BHS CEO Keith Parrott will serve as CEO of the merged organization.

2. Former Brookwood Medical Center CFO Doug Carter will serve as CFO. As CFO of the new system, he will be responsible for financial-related activities, supply chain, revenue cycle and case management, according to the report.

3. Greg Johnston will serve as COO. In this role, he will be responsible for all hospital operations, risk management and systemwide service line development, according to the report.

4. Scott Fenn will serve as chief integration officer. As chief integration officer for the new system, he will be responsible for employed physicians, clinical integration efforts, information technology, post-acute care and managed-care contracting, according to the report.

5. Elizabeth Ennis, MD, will serve as CMO. She will work closely with Mr. Fenn "to provide medical oversight for clinical integration and population health strategies," according to the report. She also will be over the graduate medical education program and research functions.

6. Mark Williams, MD, will serve as chief physician executive. In his role, Dr. Williams will oversee the hospital CMOs, peer review, quality and patient safety, according to the report.

7. Teresa Shufflebarger will serve as chief business development officer. In her role, she will oversee strategic planning, physician recruiting and outreach, according to the report. She will also oversee system innovation efforts.

8. Beth Francis will serve as chief human resources officer. In her role, Ms. Francis will oversee the top human resources leaders at each of the health system's hospitals and non-hospital divisions, employee training and development and compensation and benefits, according to the report.

9. Kate Darden will serve as vice president of marketing and communications. In her role, Ms. Darden will oversee marketing for physicians, hospitals and service lines, according to the report. She will also oversee media relations and communications.

10. Ross Mitchell will serve as vice president of external and governmental affairs. In his role, he will oversee external and governmental affairs on a local, regional and state level, according to the report.


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