Baptist names Vice President of Revenue Cycle


MEMPHIS, Tenn., - Baptist Memorial Health Care has named Keith A. Siddel as vice president of revenue cycle.

In this newly formed role, Siddel will be responsible for the overall Baptist revenue cycle and will provide leadership for both hospital and physician-owned services to include patient access, health information management, coding and transcription, patient financial services, revenue audit, managed care finance, Chargemaster, clinical documentation, denial mitigation and payer enrollment.

Siddel has worked as a consultant and health care financial expert for many nationally known health care providers. He has worked with hospitals, physician practices, surgery centers, clinics and fully integrated health care providers.

"Keith will be a great asset to our team," said Bill Griffin, chief financial officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care. "His vast experience and background fit well with our future finance model," he added.

Siddel holds a bachelor of science, master in business administration and a juris doctorate of law. He was licensed as a nurse and served in the United States Military.

One of the nation's largest not-for-profit health care systems, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 13 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,000 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 500 doctors; 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 the Baptist College of Health Sciences. The Baptist system employs more than 15,000 people, and, according to the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis, Baptist Memorial Health Care's annual economic impact is estimated at more than $2.6 billion.