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Baptist Health System Makes Changes to Leadership Team

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Doug Weeks

The Baptist Health System has made two recent changes to its executive leadership team.

Doug Weeks has been appointed to the newly created position of executive vice president of strategy and innovation. Weeks was formerly the executive vice president and chief operation officer.

As executive vice president of strategy and innovation, Weeks is charged with overseeing “overall system strategy deployment” and leading “Baptist Health’s partnerships and collaborative efforts,” according to a press release.

In addition to this role, Weeks will also serve as a corporate administrative officer. In this role, he will oversee Arkansas Health Group, Human Resources, Information Technology, Strategic Development, Governmental Relations, the Baptist Health Foundation, Parkway Village and Community Outreach.

Duane Erwin

Weeks joined Baptist Health in 1989 as an administrative resident. He has subsequently held multiple positions, including senior vice president of hospital operations and administrator of Baptist Health-Little Rock and Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University as well as a master’s degree in hospital rehabilitation from Tulane University.

Duane Erwin has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of hospital operations. He joined the leadership team on Monday, March 4. As senior VP of hospital operations, Erwin will oversee Baptist Health’s hospitals in Little Rock (including Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute and Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital), North Little Rock, Conway, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Heber Springs and Stuttgart.

Erwin previously served as CEO of Aspirus Inc. of Wausau, WI, a six-hospital health system until retiring in 2013. He obtained a juris doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and is an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow.

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