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Keith Parrott Named President and CEO of AMITA Health

Keith A. Parrott, FACHE, has been named president and CEO of AMITA Health, a joint health care operating company of Ascension and AdventHealth serving residents of the greater Chicago area. He will assume the role on Jan. 13, 2020.

“Keith is a mission-focused leader who has a history of producing sustainable results that enable nonprofit hospitals to meet community needs,” said Randy Haffner, PhD, board chair, AMITA Health. “He is an astute executive known for leading high-performing teams and working with stakeholders to implement key strategies.”

“I’m looking forward to meeting and working with the associates, caregivers and providers who make AMITA Health a leader in bringing compassionate, personalized care to individuals across the region,” Parrott said.

Most recently, Parrott served as chief executive officer of the Alabama/Tennessee Group of Tenet Healthcare, after serving as CEO of Brookwood Baptist Health, a joint venture between Tenet and Baptist Health System of Alabama consisting of a five-hospital enterprise with more than 1,600 beds. Earlier he held executive leadership positions with Baptist Health System in Alabama and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston.

Parrott earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, Texas, where he serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Healthcare Administration Program. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) with board certification in Healthcare Management from the ACHE.

He has an extensive history of community involvement with organizations including United Way of Central Alabama, March of Dimes (Birmingham), American Heart Association (Birmingham), and the Alabama Hospital Association. He also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.