Bosses for Babies

How This Boss Makes an Impact for Children in Florida

Mark Faulkner is President and CEO of Baptist Health Care. He is a strong advocate for positive health and education outcomes for all children. He serves as chair of Achieve Escambia, a collective impact group dedicated to the well-being and development of children in Pensacola. Through Baptist, Mark has also led efforts with local community organizations to create a trauma-informed community that prioritizes the needs of children. In his many roles, Mark has mobilized the Pensacola community to support the Escambia Children’s Trust. Additionally, he helped launch another collective impact group, Achieve Healthy EscaRosa, to positively affect health outcomes for children in two more Florida counties.



Mark Faulkner is president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health Care. He joined Baptist in 1993 as an administrative resident. In 1999, Faulkner was named administrator of Jay Hospital and in 2004 became vice president of operations at Baptist Hospital. He became senior vice president of Baptist Health Care and president of Baptist Hospital in 2006. In 2010, he became executive vice president and chief operating officer of Baptist Health Care, the only locally owned, not-for-profit health care organization in northwest Florida and south Alabama. BHC comprises four hospitals, two medical parks, Baptist Manor, Baptist Leadership Group, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Lakeview Center, Baptist Medical Group and Cardiology Consultants. With more than 6,700 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is among the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.