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Jacksonville's Baptist Health Pulls New CEO From Texas Health Resources

Analysis  |  By Steven Porter  
   April 15, 2019

The nonprofit health system's new top executive will take over this summer for the current CEO, who's been in place nearly two decades.

Brett S. McClung, MSHA, FACHE, will become the new president and CEO of Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida, the nonprofit health system announced Friday.

McClung will take over in July for Hugh Greene, FACHE, who is retiring after 19 years as Baptist Health's top executive. Greene, who has worked for the system since 1989, said he got to know McClung during the hiring process and approves of his successor.

"Given his impressive background and accomplishments, I am most confident in the future of Baptist Health under his leadership," Greene said of McClung in a statement.

McClung comes to Baptist Health from the 29-hospital nonprofit Texas Health Resources, where he has served as executive vice president and chief operations leader for the organization's nine-hospital northern zone since 2013, according to Baptist Health's announcement.

McClung said in the statement that he looks forward to continuing Baptist Health's "positive momentum."

Baptist Health declined to disclose McClung's compensation package, according to The Florida Times-Union's Beth Reese Cravey. Texas Health Resources paid McClung about $981,000 in total compensation in 2016, and Baptist Health paid Greene about $1.3 million in total compensation in 2017, the Times-Union reported, citing tax filings.

Brett S. McClung (provided photo)

Steven Porter is an associate content manager and Strategy editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.

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