Makkers Joins Baptist Health Care as Director of Managed Care

Baptist Health Care has named David Makkers as its new director of managed care.

Makkers earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and his Executive Master of Health Administration from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He comes to Baptist from North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, Missouri where he was director of managed care. He previously worked at Grady Health System in Atlanta and South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Georgia. Makkers is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Footer link to Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Lakeview Center ● Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile ● Baptist Medical Park – Navarre ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Cardiology Consultants ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

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