2021 Memphis Medical News InCharge Healthcare

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INCHARGE HEALTHCARE 2021 Memphis Medical News



Message from the Publisher…

Publisher Pamela Z. Haskins 501.247.9189 Editor PL Jeter Photographer Greg Campbell Creative Director Susan Graham Graphic Designers Susan Graham Katy Barrett-Alley Memphis Medical News is now privately and locally owned by Ziggy Productions, LLC. P O Box 164831 Little Rock, AR 72206 President: Pamela Z. Haskins Vice President: Patrick Rains

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Greetings Readers and Happy New Year to all of you! No doubt 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in healthcare history. But if you’re reading this, YOU HAVE SURVIVED! You survived by avoiding or overcoming the deadly virus that has plagued us AND by helping numerous others do the same with your talents and your service. And that is worth celebrating as we begin a new year! We know that your leadership in healthcare has gotten more complicated as you navigate this new pandemic era. We know that the challenges you were tackling before Covid arrived have not gone away. We know you have looked after and supported a staff that was under extreme pressure. We applaud you for rising to the occasion and for taking care of the Memphis patient population. COVID-19 changed many things. In my world, that includes where you can do a photo shoot. We had envisioned staggering our cover honorees across a bright & winding vermilion staircase. Instead, due to circumstances that changed within a few days, we shot them in a concrete courtyard with a less than vermilion picnic table to add a pop of color. But that’s ok. We were lucky to photograph the four happy, smiling faces we chose to be on the cover of InCharge 2021. They are not new to healthcare. They have been around. But they do represent a new generation of leaders in Memphis healthcare. And I am pleased to introduce you to them. Clint Cummins took the lead at The Memphis Medical Society in 2016. His predecessor had been there for 31 years. There were probably a few skeptics out there who wondered how this new kid on the block would be able to fill those shoes. Needless to say, he’s done a fantastic job and really brought the organization up to date, expanded its focus and given it new life. I’m very proud to know Clint and honor him here. I interviewed Shannon Tacker in 2017 for Memphis Medical News. At the time, she was a VP and executive director of UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists. I recognized her as a rising leader then, and why wouldn’t she be? She started working in her father’s (Dr. Seb Spades of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas) medical office at the age of 14. And she has been in healthcare ever since, working in various leadership positions with Baptist Medical Group, UT Medical Group (now University Clinical Health, where she serves as CEO) and Le Bonheur. In addition, Shannon is a CPA and mother of three. I knew when I interviewed Brad Parsons in 2014 that he was also a rising star. He had just become CEO of NEA Baptist in Jonesboro, Arkansas, right before they built and moved into a $400 million, 800,000 square foot medical campus on 80 acres. He described that as a “career defining task.” And one that he aced by the way. We’re so proud to have Brad and his family in Memphis since he took over the Baptist -Memphis CEO position after his predecessor, Dana Dye, retired. He was the perfect candidate to fill those shoes. And lastly, Eric Schnapp was only two years old, when his father, Dr. Moacir Schnapp and partner Dr. Kit S. Mays, established the Mays & Schnapp Pain Clinic and Rehabilitation Center. In the article we did on him in April, 2020, he recalled “participating in dinner conversations every night.” But his current role came as a matter of timing after earning his MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, getting a JD from Emory University School of Law and working as a district attorney prosecutor and a small business owner. Finally, in 2019, the timing was right and he stepped into the role of CEO of Mays & Schnapp Pain Clinic. And clearly, he is helping it grow and thrive.

ON THE COVER Clint Cummins, Shannon Tacker,

So here we are, just in the middle of this pandemic. We have all toughened a bit. Our seat belts are buckled and we’re ready for the rest of the battle. I guess you could say we’re #MemphisStrong. Personally, I will pray for you all to have the strength and the wisdom to meet the challenges of 2021. Please keep reading and let me know what topics and issues you’d like discussed in Memphis Medical News. We’re here for YOU.

Brad Parsons, Eric Schnapp Cover photos by Greg Campbell


Pamela Z. Haskins Owner, Publisher Memphis Medical News pamela@memphismedicalnews.com

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