Scott Wooten Biography and Information
Scott Wooten, FACHE, joined Baptist Health in 2014 after serving as Chief Financial Officer at Alegent Creighton Health in Omaha, Neb., from 2005 to 2013 and with AdventHealth in years prior. Wooten began his more than 30-year career in corporate finance with Price Waterhouse in Denver, Colo. After serving in lead roles for a two-hospital health system in Dayton, Ohio, he went on to serve in senior roles as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with health systems in Texas, Florida and Nebraska.
At Baptist Health, Wooten serves as the strategic advisor to the CEO and is a senior staff member to the board of directors, serving on such committees as patient quality and safety, finance, investment, audit and compliance, pension, leadership and compensation, and the CEO physician advisory. He has helped achieve a Standard & Poor’s AA Stable Outlook bond rating, and serves a key executive role in the strategic relationships with Southeast Georgia Health System, Coastal Community Health, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Walgreens.
A native Nebraskan, Wooten earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Union College in Lincoln, Neb., and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
As part of his community involvement, Wooten serves board chair of the American Heart Association’s First Coast board of directors, as treasurer and board chair-elect of the Cathedral Arts Project and is a past treasurer and board member of the Cultural Council of Jacksonville. He is also involved with a number of community activities supporting Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the United Way. He was recently named an Ultimate CFO by the Jacksonville Business Journal.