Baptist Memorial taps 3 C-suite leaders

Baptist Memorial Health Care is undergoing a number of changes in its C-suite.

The Memphis, Tenn.-based health system has filled three executive positions as three leaders are retiring.

Paul DePriest, MD, executive vice president and COO, retired Sept. 30, according to a system news release. Dr. DePriest joined Baptist in 2012 as senior vice president and chief medical officer. He became executive vice president and COO in 2014. 

Additionally, Bill Griffin, executive vice president and CFO, and David Elliott, vice president of managed care and CEO of Baptist Health Services Group, retired Oct. 31, according to the release. Baptist named Mr. Griffin CFO in 2015. Mr. Elliott began his career with Baptist more than 25 years ago as a BHSG executive director, and in three years, he became the system's vice president of managed care and the CEO of BHSG.

Baptist announced in June that Dr. DePriest, Mr. Griffin and Mr. Elliott would all retire during the 2024 fiscal year.

With their retirements, Chris Anderson, serving as executive vice president and COO since Oct. 1, succeeded Dr. DePriest, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's. Kimberly Young, vice president of finance operations, will succeed Mr. Griffin on Nov. 1. Ron Wachsman, vice president of revenue cycle, will succeed Mr. Elliott on Nov. 1.

Baptist has 22 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North and Central Mississippi and East Arkansas, as well as numerous other locations, and more than 19,000 employees, according to its LinkedIn page.



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