Baptist Health of Northeast Florida Announces Two New Executive Vice Presidents
Audrey Moran Named EVP, Baptist Health, and President, Baptist Health Foundation, and Chief Financial Officer Scott M. Wooten, FACHE, Named EVP, Baptist Health
November 1, 2018 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Health, the largest and most preferred health system in Northeast Florida, has announced that two of its senior leaders have been named Executive Vice Presidents, expanding their current roles. Baptist Health is Jacksonville’s largest private employer with nearly 11,000 employees.
Audrey Moran is the health system’s new Executive Vice President and also President of the Baptist Health Foundation. In her new role, she will assume executive responsibility for Human Resources and Leadership Development while retaining leadership over Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy, the Baptist Health Foundation, Spiritual Care and Baptist Behavioral Health. She will work alongside Baptist Health’s exceptional community of nurses, physicians, patients, team members, and supporters to create strategies for developing a highly engaged, patient-centered workforce of the future.
With a juris doctorate from Duke University’s School of Law, Ms. Moran’s diverse career has included roles as top prosecutor at the State’s Attorney’s Office, Chief of Staff for former Mayor John Delaney, and CEO of the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless. She joined Baptist Health in 2011 and was named Chair of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2016. A recipient of numerous awards, Ms. Moran is a highly sought-after speaker and among the region’s most recognized, forward-thinking executives.
Scott Wooten, FACHE, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Baptist Health, has been has been promoted to Executive Vice President. In his new role, he will continue to serve as CFO and as a strategic advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors, providing key financial oversight that has helped Baptist Health to achieve a Standard & Poor’s AA stable outlook bond rating. In addition, he will assume greater responsibility in the development and integration of future strategic business relationships and alliances. Mr. Wooten will maintain his integral role as a key executive in Baptist Health’s current affiliations with Southeast Georgia Health System, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Walgreens.
Recently named an Ultimate CFO by the Jacksonville Business Journal, Mr. Wooten joined Baptist Health in 2014 with more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance, starting his career at Price Waterhouse and ultimately serving as Chief Financial Officer at four major health systems. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, currently serves as Chair of the American Heart Association First Coast Board of Directors, and is Chair-Elect of Cathedral Arts Project.
Ms. Moran and Mr. Wooten join Baptist Health Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John F. Wilbanks in forming a strong team to ensure stability and continuity of leadership, following the recent announcement by Hugh Greene of his plans to retire in mid- to late-2019 after a new President and CEO is selected.
“This expands the important role Audrey Moran plays in enhancing the culture of our organization both inside our walls and through our work in the community,” said Mr. Greene, President and CEO, Baptist Health. “And as one of the most strategic CFOs in healthcare, it provides Scott Wooten with a greater opportunity to ensure financial sustainability and help position our health system for the future.”
Mr. Wilbanks added, “When managing a time of transition, it is especially rewarding to promote from within. Without a doubt, we have such tremendous faith in our leadership to continue our mission that is so important to all of us.”