Baptist Medical Center South announces first female president

June 15, 2016


Nicole B. Thomas has been named president of Baptist Medical Center South in Jacksonville, Fla. Thomas will replace Ron Robinson, who is retiring this fall after 11 years in the role. The hospital opened in 2005 as Baptist Health's first all-digital care center, and with 269 beds is the system's second-largest. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Thomas earned a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Minority Merit Scholar and Institute for Diversity in Health Management scholarship recipient. "In addition to being a strong, effective leader, Nicole Thomas is a special person with a deep commitment to health care," said Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health. "Her fit with our culture and ability to make an impact were evident from the beginning." Thomas joined Baptist Health in 2011 as vice president of operations and specialty services and will become the first female to hold the hospital president title. Read the full press release here.

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