Baptist Health System, Birmingham, Ala., named Shane Spees to succeed Beth OBrien as its president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1. Spees, 36, is president of Valley Baptist Hospital Holdings, Harlingen, Texas. OBrien, 58, stepped down from Baptist in June. She was hired in August by Navigant Consulting as a healthcare practice managing director and tapped to work as interim CEO of Enloe Medical Center, Chico, Calif. A former nurse, OBrien drove a major restructuring at Baptist, selling five hospitals. The system now owns four hospitals and has a minority stake in a fifth. -- by Melanie Evans
Baptist names OBriens successor
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