October 5, 2020 – Thabata Batchelor, FACHE, has been promoted to vice president of Operations for Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist Health Pulmonary Services. Batchelor has been with Baptist Health for seven years and previously held the position of assistant administrator of Operations for Wolfson Children’s and Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville.
In this new position, Batchelor will assume a greater role in the day-to-day administrative operations of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. She will continue to oversee and develop clinical operations of numerous areas within Wolfson Children’s, including:
C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Heart Institute
Walter and Michelle Stys Neuroscience Institute
Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute
Bower Lyman Center for the Medically Complex Child
Snyder Family Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Duran Genetics Center 
Regional and international outreach
Satellite centers and hospital affiliations
Additionally, Batchelor will serve as the senior management team member responsible for Baptist Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Auxiliaries/Volunteer Services. On a systemwide basis, she will be responsible for overseeing and developing neurodiagnostics and pulmonary services at all Baptist Health locations.
A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Batchelor serves in leadership of the North Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She recently received the ACHE Regent’s Award for Distinguished Service to the North Florida Chapter. She also serves as vice president of the Board of Directors of Episcopal Children’s Services of Florida and was named one of Jacksonville Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2019.
Batchelor graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Criminology in 2006 and her Master’s in Public Health in 2010. 
Batchelor was born in Miami and raised in Florida. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, exercising and is an avid lover of Florida State football. 
Services provided at Wolfson Children’s Hospital are provided primarily by pediatric physician specialists with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (for cardiac surgery services) and Emergency Resources Group.
About Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville
Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, is a part of Baptist Health, Northeast Florida’s most comprehensive health system serving every stage of life. Wolfson Children’s is the only children’s hospital in Northeast Florida and serves as the pediatric referral center for North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Staffed 24/7 by pediatric nurses and other healthcare professionals specially trained to work with children, the 216-bed, patient- and family-centered hospital features the latest pediatric medical technology in a welcoming, child-friendly environment. At Wolfson Children’s, nationally recognized pediatric specialists representing nearly every medical and surgical specialty work with pediatricians to provide care for children of all ages with congenital heart conditions, cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and endocrinology disorders, orthopaedic conditions, behavioral health conditions, traumatic injuries, and more. Wolfson Children’s pediatric institutional partners include Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Florida College of Medicine—Jacksonville and  Mayo Clinic Florida. A Magnet™-designated hospital since 2010, Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been named among the U.S. News & World Report 50 Best Children’s Hospitals year after year, and in 2019, was selected as one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the country as a Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital, a recognition of patient quality and safety. For additional information, please visit