Baptist-Tipton names new administrator
COVINGTON — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton recently named Barry “Skipper” Bondurant administrator and chief executive officer and he will begin serving in his new role on Feb.1.
Bondurant is replacing Paul Betz, who will become administrator and CEO of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.
Bondurant has served as an assistant administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City since 2005. Previously, he worked as director of wellness and cardiovascular rehabilitation for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville, which is now Great River Medical Center.
“Skipper is a real asset to our organization,” said David Hogan, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care. “Under his leadership, we are confident Baptist Tipton will continue to grow and provide high-quality health care to Tipton County.”
Bondurant earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee at Martin, a master’s degree in exercise and sports medicine from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in business administration from Union University.
Located in Covington, Baptist Tipton is a 100-bed acute care facility that offers surgery, outpatient rehabilitation, a sleep disorders lab and radiology services, as well as a 24-hour emergency room. The hospital also features an open magnetic resonance imaging unit, housed in the hospital’s radiology department, and an advanced infant security system. “I am looking forward to my new role as CEO of Baptist Tipton in Covington. I am very grateful for the team with whom I have had the privilege of working in Union City, and I have been fortunate to learn and experience quality care at its finest. I plan to take these experiences to Covington and continue the mission of bringing high quality health care to the communities we serve,” said Bondurant.
For more information about Baptist Memorial Hospitals, please visit www.baptistonline.org.
Published in The Messenger 1.16.08