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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Erik Frederick, M.H.A.

President and CEO, Mission Trail Baptist Hospital

Erik Frederick, M.H.A., joined the Baptist Health System team as the CEO for Mission Trail Hospital in late 2022.

Erik has extensive experience in all aspects of hospital management, including strategic planning, overseeing staff, budgeting, and financial execution. We are welcoming Erik back to Baptist. He served as Director of Operations and Safety at Baptist Medical Center in previous years. Erik comes to us most recently from Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO, where he was Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to Mercy Hospital, Erik was COO for Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, ME, a part of Coastal Healthcare Alliance. He has also served as COO for Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, part of Vanguard Health Systems, our former parent company.

Erik is a decorated former U.S. Army Intelligence Specialist having served in Signals Intelligence. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Health Administration degrees from the University of Phoenix.