Mary Leen, DNP, ARNP, promoted to Vice President of Clinical Operations for Baptist Physician Partners

As a top leader of Baptist’s clinically integrated network, Leen will have greater scope of responsibility for population health in our community.

Jacksonville, FL

Mary Leen, DNP, ARNP, has been promoted to vice president of clinical operations for Baptist Physician Partners (BPP), a clinically integrated network comprised of Baptist Health and physicians who work toward common goals.

Since 2014, Leen served as the director and then executive director of care coordination for BPP, responsible for strategies to ensure high-risk and rising-risk patients receive the best quality of care and patient experience across the care continuum, while reducing the total cost of care. Among her many achievements, Leen has evolved BPP’s care coordination strategies in response to its value-based contracts, reduced hospital readmissions, decreased utilization of skilled nursing facilities, and created an Enhanced Home Support Model for patients with chronic conditions.

In her new role, Leen will lead teams to work closely with physicians and other care providers to achieve BPP’s “triple aim” objectives of improving quality, safety, efficiency and outcomes for patients in the clinically integrated network.

“Dr. Leen is a highly effective and well respected leader,” said Scott Wooten, FACHE, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Baptist Health. “With her patient-first mindset and collaborative style, she has a way of getting to the heart of the matter and working with others to accomplish transformational results.”

Leen began her career at Baptist Health as a critical care staff nurse over 40 years ago and has served in numerous leadership positions within the organization, including advanced practice partner for Baptist Health and director of ambulatory care coordination for Baptist Physician Partners.

Leen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University, Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Jacksonville University. She also started her knowledge journey around population health through attending the Duke University population health course.

“It is an honor to be able to serve our patients, as well as the broader community,” said Leen. “Baptist Health continues to be a leader in Northeast Florida as we strive for the highest quality care and equitable access to care in our region.”