Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Scott Baity was appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Baptist Health in January 2018. A board-certified specialist in Health Law, Baity advises senior executives, including Baptist Health President and CEO Brett McClung, 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.
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 named one of Jacksonville’s Ultimate Attorneys by The Jacksonville Business Journal in 2018. Prior to becoming general counsel, he was recognized in 2017 as one of the nation’s top assistant general counsels by the First Chair organization.
Baity 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.