Wolfson Children’s Hospital appointed Mark Toney, a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric hospitalist in Northeast Florida for more than 20 years, to the new position of vice president of medical affairs, effective Nov. 1.
“Dr. Toney’s significant experience and expertise as a respected pediatric clinician, combined with his natural leadership ability and outstanding communication skills, make him the perfect fit to serve as vice president of Medical Affairs,” said Timothy Groover, senior vice president and system chief medical officer at Baptist Health, in a news release.
Toney will focus on the effectiveness of clinical care for children who are patients at all Wolfson Children’s locations including the main hospital, five satellite ERs, the Pediatric Trauma Center and regional outpatient pediatric specialty care centers.
He will work with community pediatricians and pediatric specialists with Nemours Children’s Health, the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville and other pediatric health care organizations.
In addition to his patient care role as a pediatric hospitalist since 2003, Toney has served as chief of the Division of Hospital Pediatrics for Nemours Children’s Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital since 2012.
A Jacksonville native, Toney graduated from Bishop Kenny High School and received a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering at Georgia Tech.
Volunteering at an Atlanta children’s hospital changed his career course to pediatric medicine. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and completed his pediatric residency with the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville.