V.P. Marketing & Communications
Teresa Shufflebarger has been named vice president, strategic planning and business development for Baptist Health System (BHS) effective January 13.
In making the announcement, BHS President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Parrott said, “Teresa has been a loyal and effective contributor to Baptist Health System for many years, and I look forward to her continued involvement in helping shape our System’s strategy in her new and expanded role.”
Shufflebarger has had significant roles during her tenure at Baptist, including physician practice management, physician recruitment and business development. Most recently, she assumed responsibility for Baptist’s strategic planning process.
In her new role, Shufflebarger will continue to oversee the areas of strategic planning, business development and physicians recruitment, but will also take on a more significant role in identifying and developing innovative models of health care delivery for Baptist Health System.
A native of Birmingham, Shufflebarger completed her Masters in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). She is also past ACHE Young Executive of the Year for Alabama. She was the Founding President of the Alabama Healthcare Executives Forum (the FORUM). In addition to her professional accomplishments, Shufflebarger is active in several community organizations. She has served on the board of M-Power Ministries and is Past President of the Board of Directors of The Alabama Ballet. She is also a member of the Women’s Network and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Birmingham.
Baptist Health System, Inc. is one of the largest health care systems in Alabama and one of the state's largest employers. The System is a not-for-profit, 501(c) corporation that owns and manages four hospitals in the state of Alabama. Baptist Health System is a ministry of the churches of the Birmingham Baptist Association, whose representatives elect the Board of Trustees. It was founded in 1922 by a group of local Baptist congregations.