Baptist Health Care Selects Dr. Paul Glisson as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2016) – Baptist Health Care (BHC) recently selected Paul Glisson, D.O., MBA, FACEP, as chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs.

Dr. Glisson is responsible for directing the office of medical affairs, overseeing the case management department and contributing to the clinical direction for BHC. He provides physician oversight and collaboration to the medical staff, as well as develops and implements strategic goals related to the quality improvement, management programs and accreditation standards. Dr. Glisson also serves as a staff emergency physician at Baptist, Jay and Gulf Breeze hospitals.

He joined BHC in February 2011. Prior to joining BHC, Dr. Glisson worked as a staff emergency physician at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Alabama and South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Alabama. He served as a physician for the U.S. Navy from 1997 to 2000.

"The mission of Baptist Health Care is so appealing to me," said Dr. Glisson. "Based on Christian values, we focus on ownership, integrity, compassion, excellence and service to our community. To be a part of this leadership team and medical staff is truly an honor. There are great changes coming in health care, and I am committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where we serve."

Dr. Glisson earned his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and his Master of Business Administration in health care administration from Auburn University. He is a Fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and holds licenses and certifications in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.