The Elliot Health System Board of Directors has appointed Greg Baxter, MD as president of Elliot Health System. According to a statement, Baxter has been with Elliot Health System since 2003 when he joined and led the emergency physician provider group, growing it to 17 physicians and 10 advanced care providers by 2008. At that time, he was named VP of medical affairs serving as a liaison to the medical staff, board of directors and management. In 2009, Baxter was appointed chief medical officer and has served in this leadership role for nine years.
“After a comprehensive national search, the boards of Elliot Health System and SolutionHealth enthusiastically and unanimously selected Dr. Baxter. He is the most uniquely qualified and capable person to lead Elliot,” says Sherry Hausmann, President & CEO SolutioNHealth. “He has in-depth experience and knowledge of the complexities of health care and experiences first-hand the nature of the health care issues facing our community through his work in the emergency department. His insight and steady guidance in the formation of SolutioNHealth, and our work since I began gives me great confidence in the talent he brings to his new role.”
“We know that Dr. Baxter is very highly regarded by his colleagues on the medical staff, as well as all the members of the nonmedical staff at the Elliot and also by his peers in leadership roles throughout the state,” says Jim Hood, Chair, Elliot Board of Directors. “Through his routinely high performance over the past decade in ever increasingly complex and demanding leadership roles, we have seen Dr. Baxter develop into a medical executive attuned to his hospital, his staff, his community and the anticipated changes coming in healthcare. He will advance the Elliot’s dedication to providing accessible clinical excellence to the communities we serve.”
Dianne Mercier, Chair of SolutioNHealth Board and former chair and member of the Elliot Health System Board of Directors says Baxter is a proven leader who has spent the last 15 years at Elliot dedicated to growing an extraordinary medical group, expanding needed clinical services, serving the community, educating himself and the board in the healthcare trends and strategies to allow for greater access and higher quality care.