Baptist Memorial names chief quality officer


MEMPHIS, Tenn. –Baptist Memorial Health Care recently named Dr. H. F. Mason chief quality officer for the 22-hospital health care organization.

In this newly created role, Mason will provide leadership and oversight for corporate quality, infection prevention, quality data, analytics, and accreditation and compliance.

Working with Dr. Saju Joy, senior vice president/chief medical officer and chief physician executive for Baptist Memorial Health Care, Mason will help develop a comprehensive clinical quality and safety strategy to maintain a high level of care at all Baptist Memorial facilities. Mason will also work toward earning his certified physician executive designation and a master’s degree in health care quality and safety.

“Dr. Mason is going to lead the charge for quality at Baptist by helping ensure quality goals are reached across the organization while creating a strong support infrastructure for each of our hospitals,” said Joy. “His experience working with both large and small hospitals, along with his clinical experience as a surgeon, will contribute to his success in this role.”

Mason will continue to serve as the chief medical officer for Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton.

A Mississippi native, Mason graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical School and completed his general surgery residency training at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He has worked as a general surgeon for more than 20 years and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Baptist Memorial Health Care is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest provider of Medicaid in the region. Baptist offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South and consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation. The health care system comprises 22 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North and Central Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 5,400 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 900 providers; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by Baptist Health Sciences University (formerly Baptist College of Health Sciences). Baptist employs more than 19,000 people, and in fiscal year 2020 contributed more than $352 million in community benefit and uncompensated care to the communities it serves. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.