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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2021

Memphis Healthcare: The Next Generation

Q & A with a New Class of Memphis Healthcare Leaders Leadership requires the

physician leadership. More specifically, we are assembling the talents of 2,300 physicians, those who they lead, and the entities where they lead to improve the health of our community. When you expand a mission in that way, it brings change and opportunity. I think our staff embraces the opportunity to take on new challenges, particularly when they see there is a community

benefit. Parsons: Our team at Baptist courage to make decisions Memorial Hospital-Memphis has been through a lot this past that will benefit the next year. Just a few weeks before generation… I started, the first patient was hospitalized with COVID-19. - Alan Autry In addition to learning a new CEO, the team has continued to manage through the pandemic, Over the past few years, new often creating the playbook leaders have risen to the helm of as we go. I am very proud of some very important healthcare our team – their flexibility and organizations in Memphis adaptability to rapidly bringing with it their changing information, which opportunity to shine. And continues even today. It shine they have done. has been an unprecedented Most recently, they transition and I’m honored to have led their organizations work with such a dedicated through one of the most team. challenging years in Schnapp: Over several healthcare history. Needless decades, Dr. Moacir to say, their management Schnapp and Dr. Kit Mays skills have been tested. And differentiated their care by so far, they are passing with focusing on the uniqueness flying colors. of the patient and Memphis Medical News developing an individualized recently caught up with treatment plan. Guided by these four dynamic leaders that patient philosophy, Mays and posed some questions & Schnapp grew organically, about their experience so far. trusted by the community. Enjoy. I didn’t join Mays & Schnapp to completely turn What has been your it around; I joined a 40-yearexperience transitioning old team that specialized your team and staff to in pain management your leadership? before the term was even Cummins: The Memphis recognized…But one that Medical Society went from didn’t have a roadmap for Eric Schnapp, CEO being an organization the next phase: how to meet Mays & Schnapp Neurospine Center with a very singular focus the community’s growing (physician advocacy) to demand for its care without “My motto in 2020 was ‘Pivot,’ one that now supports and sacrificing that very same as that is what we constantly advocates for the entire care. healthcare system through found ourselves doing.” When I joined, I worked 4 Memphis Medical News