Senior Vice President and General Counsel
As general counsel, Baity, a board-certified specialist in Health Law, will advise senior executives, including Baptist Health President and CEO Hugh Greene, FACHE, and the boards of directors for the health system and its hospitals on business agreements and strategies, legal risks, compliance, regulatory and other law-related matters for Jacksonville’s largest non-profit health system.
Baity began his Baptist career as a staff attorney in 1996 before being promoted to associate general counsel in 2003, and deputy general counsel in January 2017. A graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and the University of Florida, Baity has been named one of Jacksonville’s Top Lawyers in Healthcare since 2012 and was a 2017 recipient of a First Chair award for excellence, which recognizes the nation’s top 150 in-house lawyers for their accomplishments and significant contributions to the legal community.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of The Arc Jacksonville, and serves on the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar, which oversees the awarding of board certification to Florida attorneys.