Makkers Joins Baptist Health Care as Director of Managed Care


Baptist Health Care has named David Makkers as its new director of managed care.

Makkers earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and his Executive Master of Health Administration from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He comes to Baptist from North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, Missouri where he was director of managed care. He previously worked at Grady Health System in Atlanta and South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Georgia. Makkers is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Baptist Medical Parks Airport, Nine Mile, Navarre and Pace ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

For more information about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Kathy Bowers at 850.791.5254 or