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JASPER, Ala. – October 16, 2015 - Keith Parrott, CEO of the newly formed health system resulting from the merger between Baptist Health System (Baptist) and Tenet Healthcare Corporation, owner of Brookwood Medical Center, today announced that John Langlois has accepted the role of CEO at Walker Baptist Medical Center (Walker), effective immediately. In this position, Langlois will oversee all operations for the 267-bed facility and more than 600 employees.

Langlois has served as interim president at Walker since March 28, 2015, but his management team experience at Walker began in 2012, when he was named chief financial officer. Prior to joining Walker, Langlois served as chief financial officer and interim president at Citizens Baptist Medical Center.

“John has been an invaluable leader at Walker, where he has maintained strong performance on financial, quality and patient satisfaction indicators which positively impact both the community and our company,” said Parrott. “I am thrilled to have someone as qualified as John serving in this official capacity and look forward to his continued success.”

Langlois holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Memphis. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Langlois assumes the role as CEO following the vacancy by former Walker Baptist President Bob Phillips, who became president of Shelby Baptist Medical Center in April 2015.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue working with the outstanding physicians, employees and volunteers at Walker Baptist,” Langlois said. “I look forward to maximizing our potential to deliver outstanding healthcare to the Walker County community.”

About Baptist Health System

Baptist Health System, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, provides healthcare services to communities in the greater Birmingham Alabama area through its equity ownership in a joint venture with Tenet Healthcare. As part of this joint venture, Baptist Health System appoints half of the joint venture's Board of Directors. Additionally, Baptist Health System provides administrative and other support to the Baptist Health Foundation. Baptist Health System is a ministry of the churches of the Birmingham Baptist Association whose representatives elect its Board of Trustees. It was founded in 1922 by a group of local Baptist congregations.

About Brookwood Medical Center

Founded in 1973, Brookwood Medical Center is one of the largest private hospitals in Alabama, and a leading provider of advanced medical care to the Homewood community and beyond. Brookwood’s medical staff is comprised of more than 900 privately practicing physicians and its workforce includes more than 2,500 employees and volunteers. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Brookwood Medical Center is a full service acute care hospital, widely recognized for its cardiology, oncology, mental health and orthopedic program. For more information on Brookwood's services, visit call 205.877.8800.


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