SMMC names three to senior management positions

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC), a member of Mountain Health Network (MHN), has named three members of its team to senior management positions in physician operations, effective Oct. 1.

“I am pleased to have these three experienced physician practice managers in key physician operations roles,” said Mark Morgan, COO, HIMG and vice president of physician operations for MHN. “Their knowledge and expertise will be instrumental to building a highly reliable patient experience in our physician practices.”

Connie Baldridge

Connie Baldridge will oversee operations for physician practices located in the SMMC Outpatient Building, SMMC Fifth Avenue Campus and St. Mary’s Medical Campus Ironton, including neurosurgery, pain management, urology, neurology and occupational medicine, as well as St. Mary’s Urgent Care, St. Mary’s Family Care—Highlawn and St. Mary’s Family Care—Ironton. Baldridge has more than 22 years of healthcare management experience, including as a Physician Operations Manager IV at SMMC. She received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana, and bachelor’s degrees in science and business administration from Ohio University.

Juanita Dempsey

Juanita Dempsey will oversee operations for physician practices located in the Highlawn Medical Building, including cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons and electrophysiology, as well as Scott Orthopedic Center. Dempsey has more than 25 years of experience in both health care management and nuclear medicine, including 14 years as a senior manager at HIMG and three years as the manager of Scott Orthopedic Center. She received her bachelor of science in nuclear medicine from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Tammie Virgin

Tammie Virgin will oversee operations for physician practices at HIMG. Virgin has more than 25 years of experience in health care management, including as the Senior Physician Operations Manager for St. Mary’s Medical Management. She received her associate degree in business administration from Ashland Area Vocational School in Ashland, Kentucky.