Baptist Easley Hospital names new president

EASLEY — Baptist Easley Hospital announced last week that Todd Walker has been named president of the hospital effective Oct. 31.

Walker was selected as part of a national search conducted by members of the hospital’s executive/governance committee, medical staff and foundation, as well as a Greenville Health System (GHS) campus president and member of GHS’ talent acquisition team.

“We are excited to welcome Todd to the Baptist Easley family,” said Tom O’Hanlan, chair of the Baptist Eas9-7 Page 5A.inddley Hospital board. “Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position, and he has a passion for improving the health of our community. We look forward to his leadership as Baptist Easley and the healthcare industry continue to evolve.”

Walker began his professional career in 2005 at Oconee Memorial Hospital and later became director of campus operations for Laurens County Memorial Hospital. While at Oconee, he served on the Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation board and Seneca Sertoma Club board. Walker currently serves on the United Way of Laurens County board and recently graduated from Leadership Laurens. Earlier this year, he chaired the 2016 March of Dimes campaign for Laurens County.

Walker has a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Newberry College and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is married and has three children ages 5, 4 and 9 weeks.