Shelby Baptist CEO lays out vision for hospital

Published 3:22 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018

COLUMBIANA – New Shelby Baptist Medical Center CEO Daniel Listi stressed the relationship between the hospital and local community during a presentation at the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 4.

“I’m excited about what we can do together,” Listi said.

Listi described his “10-year progression” to Alabama but said his wife is from Mobile.

“I’ve spent a lot of time here,” he said.

At the local level, a 2015 joint venture between Tenet Healthcare and Baptist hospitals translated into a $25 million investment in Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Listi said, which visitors are seeing in the form of enhanced services and renovations to the campus that was built in 1959.

Shelby Baptist is not a community hospital but a medical center, Listi said and noted that the hospital sees about 120 emergency room visits a day and about 1,000 deliveries a year, and employs about 1,100 people.

Increasing salaries is among Listi’s priorities, he said.

“I really want to make sure we have a high-quality, safe environment for our patients,” Listi said. “Our patients expect us to heal them, but we have to do it with a smile on our face.”

Among the new additions at the hospital include new technology for stroke care.

Renovations have been made to operating rooms, the cath lab and MRI and CT spaces.

New personnel includes two new cardiologists.

Listi said he wants the hospital to offer more options for care, possibly including expanded hours, and continue to be a vital part of the community.

“We will continue to support anything and everything we can in our community,” he said.