Howington named to board of Baptist Medical Nassau

Baptist Medical
Press Release
April 16, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Michael D.  Howington, MD

Michael D. Howington, MD, has been named to Baptist Medical Center Nassau’s Board of Directors.

An anesthesiologist, Dr. Howington was Chief of Staff at Baptist Nassau from 2015 – 2018. He currently serves as the quality champion physician at Baptist Nassau to ensure the hospital exceeds patient quality and safety standards. The hospital consistently exceeds standards, and is rated an “A” in patient safety by the Leapfrog Group.

Dr. Howington joined Baptist Nassau in 2009 and received the hospital’s Physician of the Year award twice. He received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at University of South Carolina.

“Dr. Howington has been instrumental in ensuring Baptist Nassau continues to deliver the highest, safest care to our patients,” said Hospital President Ed Hubel. “His leadership will help us remain the No. 1 choice for health care in the county.”

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South; Baptist Clay Medical Campus and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. All Baptist Health hospitals, along with Baptist Home Health Care, have achieved Magnet™ status for excellence in patient care. Baptist Health is part of Coastal Community Health, a highly integrated regional hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. Baptist Health has the area’s only dedicated heart hospital; orthopedic institute; women’s services; neurological institute, including comprehensive neurosurgical services, a comprehensive stroke center and two primary stroke centers; a Bariatric Center of Excellence; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; urgent care services; and primary and specialty care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida. The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is a regional destination for multidisciplinary cancer care which is clinically integrated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution in Houston. For more details, visit

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