Baptist Health Appoints John Goodman To Oversee Cancer Services

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health recently appointed John Goodman, who has more than 17 years of experience in health care leadership, as corporate vice president of oncology, pharmacy and respiratory services. 

In this role, Goodman will steer cancer services for all of Baptist Health. He will actively lead the development and execution of a comprehensive system-wide strategic plan for cancer services in partnership with the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 

Goodman will also lead pharmacy and respiratory services across Baptist Health focusing on operating performance, resource planning and utilization, clinical collaboration and quality outcomes.

Prior to joining Baptist Health, Goodman recently held the position of chief operating officer and chief administrative officer of a local cancer organization. Before that, he held the position of vice president of the oncology service line for Ascension Saint Thomas in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also served as the vice president of hospital operations at Saint Thomas Midtown and West.  Earlier in his career he was the system leader for oncology services  at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta and served there approximately 12 years.

Goodman earned a Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and received his Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth in Richmond, Virginia.


About Baptist Health

For 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.