Kyle Dorsey, FACHE, named hospital president of Baptist Medical Center South

Jacksonville, FL

Kyle Dorsey, FACHE, has been named hospital president of Baptist Medical Center South, a 291-bed hospital with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services serving the fast-growing South Jacksonville area and surrounding counties. He will assume his new role on November 1, 2021.

Since 2017, Dorsey has served as the vice president of operations at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, responsible for numerous clinical and non-clinical areas, including imaging, laboratory, rehab, pharmacy, food and nutrition services, security and more. He has led significant initiatives to enhance services, develop the workforce and care for the community. In 2020 and early 2021, he played key roles in Baptist Health’s COVID-19 response in partnership with the city and state, from co-leading the operations of a public COVID-19 testing location at Prime Osborn Convention Center, to serving on the COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Team, which distributed more than 70,000 doses to health care workers, patients and the community at large.

Most recently, Dorsey served as the interim president of Baptist Jacksonville from April 2021 until August 2021. Earlier this month, Modern Healthcare magazine recognized him as one of 25 Emerging Leaders 2021 in the health care industry. “Kyle is an energetic leader who accomplishes great things through teamwork and focus,” said Matt Zuino, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Baptist Health. “It’s no surprise to us that his talents have been recognized at the national level, and we are thrilled to promote from within the organization.”

Dorsey is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Board of Directors at PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville and Lifesouth Community Blood Center. In 2012, he was named among the “Rising Stars under 40” by Becker’s Hospital Review, the 2012 ACHE Regent Award for Early Careerists, the 2010 Young Alumnus Service Award from Ohio State University, and the 2007 Award of Merit from the School of Allied Health Professionals. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2009 with a master’s degree in health administration and served as an administrative fellow at Duke University Hospital from 2009 -2011.

“I have enjoyed watching how Kyle has developed as a member of our executive leadership team and am confident that he will excel in this important role,” said Michael Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “I have a tremendous sense of pride in the bench strength of our leadership at Baptist.”

“I have had amazing opportunities to grow at Baptist Jacksonville for the past four years,” said Dorsey. “Some people may not know that I started my Baptist Health career at Baptist South, so it’s exciting to return ‘home’ to work alongside this great team and build upon a legacy of leadership and care that’s second to none. I feel very fortunate!”