Darin Roark, BSN, MBA, RN, FACHE
Vice-President, Ambulatory Campuses and System Emergency Services
Darin Roark, BSN, MBA, RN, FACHE, joined Baptist Health in 2012 as an assistant administrator overseeing all emergency centers in the health system. Roark has served as administrator of the Baptist Clay Medical Campus since October 2013. He has overseen tremendous growth since arriving at Baptist Health, leading our emergency department service line through a rise in annual emergency department visits from 242,000 to over 330,000, while overseeing the addition of Baptist North, Baptist Emergency at Town Center and the addition of an ambulatory surgery center at Baptist Clay. Roark resides in Fleming Island and serves as the Baptist Health liaison in Clay County.
Prior to joining Baptist Health, Roark was director of Emergency Services at Orange Park Medical Center from 2009-2012. Previously, Roark held leadership and nursing positions at hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. Roark began his career in business, expanded his education and moved into health care, earning his Bachelor of Science in nursing from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 1999. Roark later earned his master’s degree in business administration from Northern Illinois University in 2007.
Roark has long been involved in researching best practices, centered on how advances in data and technology can impact patient safety. His research has been published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing, the American Journal of Nursing and Nursing Management. Roark is very active in the Northeast Florida Community and serves on the Board of Directors for Gateway, a not-for-profit substance abuse treatment center in Jacksonville, Chair of Finance for the Board of Directors of the Penney Retirement Community in Clay County and the current chair elect for the Board of Directors for Clay County Chamber of Commerce.