Providing health care services to the people of Bay County

GOVERNANCE


The Bay Medical Center Special District (d/b/a Bay Health Foundation) is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees. One Board member is nominated and confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners of Bay County, six Board members are nominated by the Board itself and confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners, and two Board members are nominated by the medical staff of the hospital owned (and now leased to the Joint Venture) by the Board and confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners. Each Board member can serve two consecutive four-year terms. This allows for continuity of leadership by the Board members. In addition, the terms are staggered so experienced Board members are on the Board at all times.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Jerry F. Sowell, Jr.
Chairman
Seat 1-Board
12/01/15 – 11/30/19
120 Richard Jackson Blvd, Ste 200B
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

seat1@bayhealthfoundation.com

Jimmy D. Barr
Vice Chairman

Seat 7-County
12/01/18 – 11/30/22
450 E. 23rd Street
Panama City, FL 32405
seat7@bayhealthfoundation.com

James. T. Cook, III, M.D.
Secretary/Treasurer
Seat 3-Board
12/01/16 – 11/30/20
504 Cherry Street
Panama City, FL 32401

seat3@bayhealthfoundation.com

Jeannette B. Chapman
Seat 4-Board
12/01/16 – 11/30/20
3412 Robinson Bayou Circle
Panama City, FL 32405

seat4@bayhealthfoundation.com

Olivia B. Cooley
Seat 5-Board
12/01/17 – 11/30/21
712 Moore Circle
Panama City, FL 32401

seat5@bayhealthfoundation.com

Scott E. Dean, M.D.
Seat 9-Medical
12/01/18 – 11/30/22
504 N. MacArthur Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401

seat9@bayhealthfoundation.com

Frank B. Merritt, M.D.
Seat 8-Medical
12/01/16 – 11/30/20
13708 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

seat8@bayhealthfoundation.com

Andrew W. Stein
Seat 6-Board
3/1/19 – 11/30/21
11 W. 23rd Street
Panama City, FL 32405

seat6@bayhealthfoundation.com

Jonathan E. Wilson
Seat 2-Board
12/01/15 – 11/30/19
1121 Cypress Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401

seat2@bayhealthfoundation.com

Staff


Karen Thomason – Executive Director
Phone: 850-818-0565 / Fax: 850-818-0567
kthomason@bayhealthfoundation.com

Contact


Bay Health Foundation
11 Harrison Ave., Unit E
P. O. Box 789
Panama City, FL 32402-0789
850-818-0565
http://www.bayhealthfoundation.com

Registered Agent/Registered Office


Karen Thomason
Bay Medical Center Special District (d/b/a Bay Health Foundation)
11 Harrison Ave., Unit E
Panama City, FL 32401

Governance

Meeting Schedule