Leadership

While the experience and knowledge of BMG physicians is important, so is the commitment from BMG leaders behind the scenes. From a 150-bed hospital to the nation's largest privately owned hospital, our leaders have guided the evolution of Baptist and helped it become one of the nation's largest, top-rated, not-for-profit health care systems.

The BMG management team is skilled at dealing with today's changing health care environment. We are committed to providing quality service in a cost-effective, timely manner by using the best practices available.

Get to know BMG leaders by choosing a name below. When you click on a name, more information about that individual will appear.

Mark Swanson, MD
Vice President, Baptist Physician Enterprise and CEO for Baptist Medical Group

Mark Swanson, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care and Interim CEO for Baptist Medical GroupDr. Mark Swanson serves as Baptist Memorial Health Care's vice president and CEO of Baptist Medical Group, Baptist's 500-member multispecialty physician group. He came to Baptist in March 2014 as chief quality officer.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., Dr. Swanson earned a medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. He received his pediatric residency training at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., and accepted a fellowship in pediatric critical care and anesthesia at the Children's Hospital at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. He also earned a Master of Science degree in health care management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Before coming to Baptist, Dr. Swanson spent 28 years at Orlando Health, an eight-hospital, not-for-profit health care system. Most recently, he served as chief quality officer of the organization's physician group and physician clinical integration initiative. Before that, he was chief medical officer of the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, medical director of the Nemours Children's Clinic, medical director of pediatric services for the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women and pediatrician-in-chief of the Nemours Children's Clinic.

Robert Vest
Chief Operating Officer

Robert Vest, Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Medical Group 
Robert Vest, Chief Operating Officer for BMG, has been with Baptist since 2008. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Robert's role was Executive Director of Physician Acquisitions and Development. In that role, Robert and his team structured the acquisition of many of the physician practices that are now part of the BMG family. As BMG grew, Robert added Executive Director of Transition Operations to his BMG responsibilities. As the ED of Transition Operations, Robert's team helped new BMG physician practices operationally and culturally transition to BMG. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to joining Baptist, Robert practiced law as both a transactional attorney and a commercial litigator. Robert is a Board Member of the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Hospital Owned Physician Practice Executives of Tennessee, member of the American Medical Group Association, American Health Lawyers Association, and the Tennessee Health Law Association.

Jill A. Truitt
Chief Information Officer

Jill A. Truitt, Chief Information Officer, Baptist Medical Group
Jill Truitt, the chief information officer with Baptist Medical Group, has more than 30 years of health care IT experience. She has held several executive positions in health care organizations throughout her career, including a six-year stint as CIO/vice president of UT Medical Group—the practice arm of the University of Tennessee. Truitt has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dubuque. She is a member of the University of Memphis BIT Advisory Board and a past director of the Executive Board for the Make-A-Wish Mid-South Chapter.

Ann Bishop
Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Medical Group-Oncology and Oncology Administrator for Baptist Memorial Health Care

Ann Bishop, Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Medical Group-Oncology and Oncology Administrator for Baptist Memorial Health CareAnn Bishop serves as the CEO for Baptist Medical Group-Oncology and oncology administrator for Baptist Memorial Health Care. She has oversight for the development of oncology services across the Baptist system, programmatic development for the six Baptist Cancer Centers and serves in a leadership role with the oncology physician enterprise. She has 34 years of health care experience, including 21 years with Baptist. Bishop received a Master in Nursing Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Kimberly Young
Chief Financial Officer

Kimberly Young, Chief Financial Officer, Baptist Medical GroupKimberly Young, chief financial officer for Baptist Medical Group, has served in a financial role for the Baptist system for 25 years. Outside of work, she serves on the board of the LG&W Federal Credit Union and has served on the board of the Red Cross. She is also an avid runner and routinely participates in marathons, raising money for nonprofit organizations. Young earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis.

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