June 30, 2022
TO:All UMMC Faculty and Staff
FROM: Dr. LouAnn WoodwardVice Chancellor for Health AffairsDean, School of Medicine
SUBJECT: Appointment of Chief Integrity Officer
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Stacy Baldwin as Chief Integrity Officer, effective July 1, 2022. In this role, she will lead UMMC’s offices of Integrity and Compliance, Contracts Administration, Information Security and Policy.
Stacy has served as the Medical Center’s executive director of the Office of Integrity and Compliance since June 2018. In that role, she has worked diligently to enhance the institution’s compliance program by updating the UMMC Compliance Plan, restructuring the compliance committees and reorganizing the Office of Integrity and Compliance, which included building a compliance team that focuses on working collaboratively with our workforce. Stacy leads the compliance staff, reviews and advises on UMMC contracts, oversees coordination of and response to internal and external investigations, including both federal and state investigations, works with both internal and external legal counsel regarding compliance activities and oversees the efforts and actions of the Institutional Compliance Committee and its related Compliance Management Committees. She also takes part in due-diligence activities related to UMMC’s purchase transactions.
Stacy served as founding director of the UMMC Office of Contracts Administration from July 2011-August 2017, when she managed all contracts-related staff, facilitated the development of an electronic contract submission process and developed and implemented contract policies. She worked closely with the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and their executive staff in facilitating the approval of the Medical Center’s contracts. Stacy also coordinated both internal and external audits of institutional contracts and contracting processes.
As director of the Office of Integrity and Compliance and the UMMC Privacy Officer from April 2002-July 2011, Stacy led the internal monitoring and auditing of UMMC’s compliance with federal and state health care regulations and policies, including those of Medicare and Medicaid and served as a member of UMMC’s Institutional Review Board. Stacy also developed and coordinated UMMC’s efforts to conform to federal privacy standards and audited and monitored institutional compliance with these standards.
Stacy received her degree in Health Information Administration from UMMC and has held positions at UMMC since 1994. She is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association as well as the American Health Lawyers Association.
Please join me in congratulating Stacy on her new appointment as UMMC’s Chief Integrity Officer.