Baptist Health Leadership Team

Our people are at the heart of our mission to serve our communities. Deeply instilled in each of our leaders is the sincere dedication to bring expert health care through world-class innovation and service to our communities. By maintaining close relationships with the people in our communities, our leaders have access to consistent, reliable feedback that helps us strengthen our care processes and improve the health of everyone we serve.
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Bill Waechter, MHA

President and CEO, North Central Baptist Hospital

William “Bill” Waechter, has served as President of North Central Baptist Hospital since 2010. He has led that hospital through a recent, significant expansion program and the (near) future development of the Baptist Orthopedic Institute.

North Central is home to the Baptist Regional Children’s Center, which includes a Children’s Emergency Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and medical and surgical services and pediatric subspecialties. North Central also is a key provider of adult services like cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurosurgery, cancer, and women’s and infants services, a level III-B NICU as well as neonatal, maternal and pediatric transport services.

Bill previously served as chief operating officer at Northeast Baptist Hospital.  He excelled in a number of leadership positions at Northeast, and in regional departments.  He was responsible for developing “Heart Alert”, San Antonio’s first organized approach to treating patients with a STEMI.   Bill joined the Baptist Health System in 1994 as a flight paramedic and then held leadership positions for San Antonio AirLIFE, the air medical transport service now owned jointly by Baptist Health System and University Health System.

Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in speech and communication from Texas A&M University, obtained his paramedic license from the Texas A&M School of Medicine. He earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Ashford University. He is a graduate of Leadership San Antonio Class 32, and has served on the boards of a number of trauma and health-related associations and councils. He has been a board member of San Antonio AirLIFE and South Texas Regional Advisory Council.