Darin Roark, BSN, MBA, RN
Vice-President, Ambulatory Campuses and System Emergency Departments
Darin Roark, BSN, MBA, RN, has served as administrator of the Baptist Clay Medical Campus since October 2013. Roark joined Baptist Health in 2012 as an assistant administrator overseeing all emergency centers in the health system. Roark has overseen our ambulatory campus expansion at Baptist Clay, Baptist North and Baptist Emergency at Town Center. After a short tenure supporting Baptist MD Anderson, Roark returned to the ambulatory campus space in June of 2017 and now oversees our ambulatory campuses and system emergency services.
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 in hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. Roark began his career in business and went back to school to move into health care, earning his Bachelor of Science in nursing from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 1999. Roark later earned his master’s 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 Gateway Services, a not-for profit substance abuse treatment center in Jacksonville and also serves on the board of the Penney Retirement Community in Clay county.