Elizabeth R. Ransom, MD, FACS, joins Baptist Health of Northeast Florida as Chief Physician Executive
December 11, 2019 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Health has selected Elizabeth R. Ransom, MD, FACS, for the newly established role of executive vice president and chief physician executive. Working collaboratively with physicians, care providers and administrators across the health system, Dr. Ransom will lead and support transformational initiatives designed to improve health and enhance care in every setting.
Since 2012, Dr. Ransom served as the Executive Vice President and Clinical Leader for the North Zone of Texas Health Resources, comprised of nine hospitals, eight ambulatory surgery centers and more than 2,000 physicians. Under Dr. Ransom’s leadership, North Zone hospitals realized numerous quality, safety, employee and consumer awards including Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and Guardian of Excellence Award® for Employee Engagement, Physician Engagement and Patient Experience. She previously served as the Chief Quality Officer for Texas Health Southwest.
“Dr. Ransom has a rare blend of clinical, strategic and administrative expertise,” said Brett S. McClung, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “Her experience in creating alignment and engagement across the care continuum, combined with her intellect, empathy and collaborative nature, make her a great fit for Baptist.”
Originally from New York, Dr. Ransom received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and her Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit where she was also a Senior Staff Physician, Residency Director and Vice-Chair of the Henry Ford Medical Group.
“Baptist Health is a remarkable health care system, providing high quality care to patients at every stage of life,” said Dr. Ransom. “I’m excited to be a part of the team that will advance care for the Jacksonville community, aligning patient experience with the health care model of tomorrow.”
Dr. Ransom serves on The Joint Commission Chief Medical Officer Council and was president of the Dallas/Fort Worth Community Board of the American Diabetes Association® and the Fort Worth Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She and her husband, Scott Ransom, MD, have three adult children.