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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Thomas McKinney

President and CEO, Baptist Medical Center

Thomas McKinney serves as Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Medical Center in downtown San Antonio. Thomas McKinney, MHA, FACHE has more than 20 years of experience in hospital leadership and clinical operations. Before joining the Baptist team, Thomas served as market president of Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Marcos. In addition to oversight of the170-bed acute care hospital, McKinney also had responsibility for a multi-specialty provider group, additional clinical access points and a charitable foundation. Prior to Christus San Marcos, McKinney was president for Christus Spohn hospitals in Alice and Kingsville, Texas. He has held other hospital leadership roles at Christus hospitals across Texas.

In addition to his tenure in hospital leadership, McKinney has a clinical background. He served as a clinical laboratory scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and at Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana where he also held positions as director of laboratory services and director of cardiovascular services.

McKinney holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of North Texas, Denton and a Certificate of Completion in the School of Medical Technology from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.