Baylor Scott & White Health Names Four To Senior Leadership Positions

Jim Hinton (Photo courtesy of Baylor Scott & White Health)

Baylor Scott & White Health on Tuesday announced four key new additions to its executive leadership team.

The Dallas-based, not-for-profit healthcare system named Jennifer Settle Brown as its new chief legal officer, succeeding Stephen Boyd, who recently retired. It also promoted LaVone Arthur, Kristi Sherrill Hoyl, and Nikki Moll to be chief strategy officer; chief policy, government and community affairs officer; and senior vice president of marketing and communications, respectively.

“The big picture is that we want to attract, retain, and promote the best people in the industry,” Jim Hinton, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, told D CEO Healthcare. “You win with good people, and I think we’re doing that with these” personnel moves.

Hinton said that Brown, who’s practiced health law for more than 20 years, was selected as chief legal officer following a national search that began in March and involved more than 200 candidates. Her previous positions include serving as general counsel for Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico, where Hinton formerly was CEO. At Baylor Scott & White, she’ll evaluate and supervise all legal resources and have administrative responsibility for the compliance function. Brown, who will report to Hinton, is a native of Amarillo and has a B.A. in political science and economics from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.

Hinton called Arthur, previously the system’s chief integration officer, a “special person who is highly analytical and relationship-oriented, with good follow-through.” The CIO position is being “sunset-ed,” he said, as Arthur takes on a more “pro-active strategy” role as chief strategy officer, overseeing the implementation and execution of “the new enterprise strategy.” Arthur, who’s been with the system for more than 30 years, rose to the fore after leading a “recent strategy re-refresh,” Hinton said, proving that “she obviously had the skills and the mindset to help lead us.” Arthur has a B.S. in health systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. in health services management from the University of Dallas. She also will report to Hinton.

Hoyl, who’s been with Baylor Scott and White for 13 years and previously was the system’s chief government affairs officer, will assume a newly created role as chief policy, government and community affairs officer. In addition to overseeing all of the system’s community relations and government affairs activities, Hinton said, Hoyl will oversee the four Baylor Scott & White foundations throughout the state, streamlining their operations and ensuring “a consistent approach to honoring donors.” The heads of each foundation will report to Hoyl, who in turn will report to Hinton. Hoyl has a B.S. in political science and an M.P.A. from Texas A&M University.

Hinton said that Moll, who’s been with Baylor Scott & White for 11 years, will be promoted to the senior vice president of marketing and communications job previously held by Jennifer Coleman, who recently retired. Moll’s former roles included designing the system’s public relations strategy. In her new position, she’ll supervise Baylor Scott & White’s marketing, public relations, and communications activities. Moll, who has a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Southern Methodist University, will report to Arthur.

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