January 20, 2022 – Bringing extensive clinical and leadership experience, Timothy G. Groover, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE, has been promoted to senior vice president and system chief medical officer of Baptist Health in Northeast Florida.

In this senior-most physician role, Dr. Groover will lead the Baptist Health system medical staff, overseeing the full scope of physician practice across the health system. Reporting to Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health, Dr. Groover will use data-driven best practices to enhance clinical, operational and service excellence, as well as identify and eliminate health care disparities.

“Dr. Groover brings a unique type of leadership which I feel is essential to develop our medical staff, accelerate our drive for clinical quality and innovation, and promote health care equity,” said Mayo. “He has ably served as interim chief medical officer and his depth and breadth of experience makes him the natural choice for this important role.”

Since joining Baptist Health as an anesthesiologist 26 years ago, Dr. Groover has held numerous leadership positions and was named a Baptist Health board member in 2014. Most recently, he served as the president of physician alignment. Prior to that he was senior vice president and chief medical officer of the Baptist Physician Partners clinically integrated network. He also previously served as chief of staff of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville.

“I am thrilled to take on this role at such a pivotal time, and I look forward to soon naming chief medical officers for our two largest hospitals and coordinating a new physician leadership structure,” said Dr. Groover. “Physicians are the key to the advancement of our strategies as a health system!”

Dr. Groover is a Certified Physician Executive, Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a member of the Physician Executives Forum. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Duval County Medical Society, The KIPP School, Coastal Community Health and the Greater Refuge Temple. Dr. Groover holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and his medical degree from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. 

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital.  All Baptist Health hospitals, along with Baptist Home Health Care, have achieved Magnet™ status for excellence in patient care. Baptist Health is part of Coastal Community Health, a highly integrated regional hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. Baptist Health has the area’s only dedicated heart hospital; orthopedic institute; women’s services; neurological institute, including comprehensive neurosurgical services, a comprehensive stroke center and two primary stroke centers; a Bariatric Center of Excellence; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; urgent care services; and primary and specialty care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida. The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is a regional destination for multidisciplinary cancer care, which is clinically integrated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution in Houston. For more details, visit baptistjax.com.