AUSTIN, Texas—St. David’s South Austin Medical Center has named Jon Baker as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective October 29. Baker replaces Dan Huffine, who recently became CFO at St. David’s Medical Center.
“With nearly 15 years of financial experience in hospital operations, I am confident Jon will serve as a valuable addition to the hospital’s leadership team,” Todd Steward, chief executive officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, said. “We have experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, and Jon will play a key role in facilitating future development in an effort to continue to meet the needs of the South Austin community.”
Baker comes to Austin from the TriStar Division of HCA Healthcare, where he most recently served as chief financial officer at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. At the 159-bed acute care hospital in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Baker helped develop long-term strategies for growth, including service line expansion, physician recruitment and improved patient experience.
Baker previously served as TriStar’s division controller and was responsible for financial reporting of the $2.5 billion operation, including 15 hospitals with 17 campuses, nine ambulatory surgery centers and three free-standing emergency departments. He also served as the associate vice president of finance for performance improvement at the HCA Healthcare corporate office in Nashville. Early in his career, Baker worked in finance at hospitals in Tennessee and Georgia as well.
Baker earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, which is part of St. David’s HealthCare, is a 300-bed acute care facility offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the area’s only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care with Level I and II nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.