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Regional Texas Faith-based System Names COO

FaithSearch Partners, the leading executive search firm focused on faith-based hospitals, healthcare systems, colleges/universities, churches and ministries, is pleased to announce its client, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas (BHSET) has appointed Patrick Shannon as its new Chief Operations Officer.

As COO, Shannon will oversee all non-nursing operations and is tasked with driving employee engagement, clinical quality improvement, customer service and productivity. He will reinforce a culture that fosters business development, a high level of collaboration, and consistent, accountable processes within the organization.

“Patrick appears to be an extraordinary leader with a track record of exceptional performance in hospital and outpatient operations,” said Ed Fry, FaithSearch President. “In addition, we are honored that his commitment to service extends to serving our country through the Louisiana National Guard. We believe he will be a great fit at BHSET.”

Shannon most recently served as COO at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, La. and has held several leadership roles in health care facilities over the last 15 years. He holds a master’s degree in health services administration from St. Francis University, a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in healthcare administration from Northeast Louisiana University, a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and several diplomas from the U.S. Army, including an Officer Medical Operations Diploma.

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas is a not-for-profit, faith-based health care system headquartered in Beaumont, Texas. It employs approximately 1,500 individuals across several facilities, including its flagship Baptist Beaumont Hospital with 371 licensed beds. For more information on the system, visit

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