FaithSearch Partners Recruits COO for Baptist Hospitals

July 17, 2015 – FaithSearch Partners has placed Patrick Shannon as chief operations officer of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. FaithSearch Partners is an executive search firm focused on faith-based hospitals, healthcare systems, colleges/universities, churches and ministries. Mr. Shannon most recently served as COO at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, LA and has held several leadership roles in healthcare facilities over the last 15 years. As COO, Mr. Shannon will oversee all non-nursing operations and is tasked with driving employee engagement, clinical quality improvement, customer service and productivity. He will reinforce a culture that fosters business development, a high level of collaboration, and consistent, accountable processes within the organization.

“Patrick appears to be an extraordinary leader with a track record of exceptional performance in hospital and outpatient operations,” said Ed Fry, president of FaithSearch. “In addition, we are honored that his commitment to service extends to serving our country through the Louisiana National Guard. We believe he will be a great fit at BHSET.”

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas is a not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare system headquartered in Beaumont, Texas. It employs approximately 1,500 individuals across several facilities, including its flagship Baptist Beaumont Hospital with 371 licensed beds.

From small independent hospitals to large academic medical centers to integrated healthcare systems, FaithSearch Partners serves the complete spectrum of faith-based healthcare entities, as well as other providers who value leadership with strong values. Some of the clients the firm has partnered with include Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Baylor University Medical Center, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, Ascension/Providence Health Network, Adventist HealthCare and Covenant Health System.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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