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I am pleased to share with you the 10th Anniversary Issue of our InCharge magazine! As we began to pull together our slate of cover honorees for this issue, a theme emerged – as it always does. The theme is LEGACIES. We’re all here doing the best work we can and some days we may stop and think, “What will I leave behind?”

No doubt one of the biggest legacies coming out of Memphis, Tennessee, is that of the great Elvis Presley. As I write this, we are celebrating his 88th birthday and people from around the world still flock to his Memphis home, Graceland, nearly 50 years after his death in 1977. Elvis’ legacy is of course the music he brought to us with over 500 million records sold worldwide. And just a note of encouragement, if you haven’t been to Graceland recently – go! It’s definitely worth the trip.

Just ask our five cover honorees who met there recently to be photographed in Elvis’ wardrobe exhibit. Each of these five honorees has a legacy of their own which you will read about in the pages that follow. They are seasoned healthcare executives whose legacy includes the contribution each has made right here in Memphis. I am honored to introduce you to them: Dr. Peter Buckley, the new (well he’s been on the job for a year) chancellor of UTHSC is just a delightful guy. Hailing from Dublin, he’s bringing a whole new vibrant energy to our Memphis medical college campus. If you haven’t met him – make a point to do so – you’re in for a treat.

David Elliott has been on the scene in Memphis healthcare for over a quarter of a century! He has been a faithful servant to Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation and serves as their Vice President of Managed Care Services and CEO of Baptist Health Services. When I entered the picture in 2008 as the new publisher of Memphis Medical News and was trying to meet key market players, David took the time to meet with me and he was very kind and helpful. To me it is a hallmark of a good leader who takes time to help someone else just getting started. I am happy to honor him in this issue.

There may be only one greater Memphis legacy than Elvis, and that is the legacy that Danny Thomas brought to us in 1962 with the establishment of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For a while now, I’ve had my eye on Dr. Carlos Rodriguez -Galindo, director of St. Jude Global. He travels a lot, as you can imagine, and I’ve tried to interview him on more than one occasion. I’m so pleased that he was able to be a part of this 10th Anniversary issue! He is proof positive that Danny Thomas’ mission – to let no child die in the dawn of life – is being carried out to this day on a global scale.

Dr. Hollis Halford III, is also a living legend in Memphis healthcare. He’s never been my physician but I can tell you after spending a little time with him at Graceland – he has a wonderful bedside manner. Genuine kindness and compassion are two characteristics that are hard to fake. But what may be the most interesting to you is that he was just involved in some serious negotiations with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and you’re not going to want to miss his comments about that in our cover story.

ON THE COVER

David Elliott, Hollis Halford, III, MD, Linda Hughlett, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD, Peter Buckley, MD

Cover photos by Greg Campbell

Special thanks to Jack Soden and Alicia Dean at Graceland for the hospitality they extended us during our InCharge photo shoot. In addition, Memphis Medical News would like to extend our sincere condolences to Graceland and the family of Lisa Marie Presley whose untimely death occurred during the production of this magazine.

But don’t turn the page yet, because we have to talk about Linda Hughlett, Chief Nursing Officer of Regional One Health. She also has an extraordinary personality and a rich career in nursing and midwifery. Linda is the kind of nurse you want to show up at your bedside –whether you are sick or about to deliver a baby. And it makes me happy for all the nurses she is leading in her role at Regional One today. If one ounce of her persona rubs off on them, they will be better nurses.

Five extraordinary people, and many pages to follow of the people who are leading Memphis healthcare today. On a personal note, this is my legacy. To bring them and their stories to you in every issue. And while InCharge is 10 years old, Memphis Medical News is over 20 years old. I was hired in 2008 to “revive” this market as the publisher before me was sick and unable. I’m proud of my work so far and I look forward to serving the Memphis medical community in 2023! Please keep in touch and may you all have a Happy & Healthy New Year!

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Profiles and Legacies

What experience and/or mentor first led you into the field of psychiatry? If you had a mentor, could you tell us a little about that person?

I’m fortunate to have had lots of mentors all throughout my career - including now. As they say, “it takes a village,” and different people can make great mentors at different points in a career. My first mentor was my residency director in Psychiatry, who “took me under his wing” and helped engage me in research. He was trained as a psychoanalyst and so he was able to be very patient with me as I began my career.

Being from Ireland, but now an American citizen for the past 25 years, are there any Irish foods or traditions that you still enjoy/ practice?

Saint Patrick’s Day - March 17 - is always a very special day for my wife Leonie and myself. It’s a great pleasure and a point of pride to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in

Peter Buckley, MD

Current Title: Chancellor

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Birthplace & Early Life

America and attending the Saint Patrick’s Day parade in NYC was a “Bucket List” event. We enjoyed our first Saint Patrick’s Day in Memphis in 2022 with new friends, including Alex Turley, who it turns out lived for a year in Dublin... always a small world!

Anything notable about your first trip to Memphis, Tennessee?

My first real trip to Memphis, (I had a very brief visit about 17 years ago to give a lecture at UTHSC), was with my wife, Leonie, when I was a finalist candidate for this position. We loved the vibrancy of the city and we really liked Mud Island, where we now feel very fortunate to live. On that visit, we also found people to be VERY friendly and welcoming.... and we came back!

In what ways has your experience as a psychiatrist made you a better chancellor?

Some people say that psychiatrists make good leaders because

they have an understanding of people’s emotions and behaviors and also don’t tend to overreact. On the other hand, leaders come from all walks of life and experiences. Being thoughtful about team building and about how you communicate are two key competencies that every leader needs.

In 2023, what is your #1 priority or goal for UTHSC?

Well…it’s not just one! We have several key leadership recruitments, we have our budget to finalize, we have our UTHSC Strategic Plan to complete, and we have to be more present and engaged in our communities - all across the great state of Tennessee

In your life, what is your proudest accomplishment and what would you like your legacy to be?

I was born in Dublin, Ireland and lived there until I completed all my training to become a doctor and then additional training to become a psychiatrist. Dublin is an amazing city ... kind of “gritty” like Memphis!

What were your parent’s occupations?

My father was a Family Medicine doctor, and my mother was a developmental pediatrician. My grandfather, who was actually born in New York, served as State Pathologist in Ireland and was also a School of Medicine Dean in Dublin.

Early in my career, I was privileged to serve as medical director of a state mental hospital in Cleveland and over 6 years we turned it around from being under threat of federal closure to being considered as the best psychiatric hospital in Ohio. It gives me great joy that this hospital remains as a great resource for that community and that we had similar successes in improving mental health for Georgians, while serving 17 years there. I hope that together we can leave a lasting legacy here of improving the health of Tennesseans.

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“Experience is a master teacher. Even when it’s not our own…”
– Gina Greenlee
It is with great pleasure that we present you with a handful of some of the most brilliant minds in Memphis healthcare. Enjoy.

David Elliott

Current Title: Vice President, Managed Care Services

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Chief Executive Officer

Baptist Health Services

Birthplace & Early Life

I was born in Chattanooga, grew up in Nashville and call Memphis home. Growing up in and around Nashville was such a good experience. We lived in the traditional neighborhood where we stayed outside until dark or until my mom rang the “dinner bell” (a huge cast iron bell that could be heard around the neighborhood).

What were your parent’s occupations?

My father was a hospital administrator, and my mother was a nurse.

What experience and/or mentor first led you into the healthcare realm? If you had a mentor, could you tell us a little about that person?

As previously mentioned, both of my parents were in health care. I should also add that both of my sisters were also in health care — Michelle, a nurse and Juanita, in hospital administration. So, I guess you can tell that health care was just in our blood. Each one of them was a mentor to me in some way, but if I had to choose one mentor, it was my dad. I recently came across a letter I wrote 40 years ago that nominated him for Person of the Year in a small local newspaper. The things I wrote were so true. He was a servant leader, and I spent countless hours with him walking the halls of the hospital when I was young. I was always amazed how he seemed to know everyone, and they him. He was also a leader in the church and the community. He was always helping others, and he was always willing to give his time to those that asked. No matter how much time he spent with his job, church or community, he always had time for family. He loved family vacations and he certainly passed that on to me (Just ask my family). He was not the type of mentor that gave me some profound quote that I wrote down or memorized but rather he just quietly led by example. I got into health care because I wanted to be like him!

You might have gone in different directions in healthcare. What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of being on the payer & health system side?

I started on the payer side in 1989 and moved to the provider side in 1997. I am not sure there are advantages or disadvantages. For me it just feels right to be on the provider side. This is especially true working at Baptist where I have been for almost 26 years. During that time, I have never pursued a job at another company. I believe it is such a great organization, and I have been fortunate to work with great leaders like Steve Reynolds, Bob Gordon and now Jason Little. Plus, I get to work with an amazing group of dedicated individuals. It is an honor to work for an organization that has this for its vision statement: “To create an expert system of care in the MidSouth where love abounds so that God can do the impossible.”

What is the secret to fostering trust with physicians and practice managers?

I really don’t think there is a secret. I think it is as simple as just being honest. Trust is something often earned over time, and I have tried throughout my career to always be honest with everyone. I have always felt fortunate to have great relationships with many of the physicians and practice administrators in our community. I have learned a lot

from them, and I hope I have been able to benefit them in some way.

If you could go back and give yourself some advice when you first started in managed care services, what would that be?

I guess I would probably say a successful contract negotiation probably means you didn’t get everything you wanted but the other side didn’t get everything they wanted either. It is important to do your homework and be prepared. Trust the other side is always prepared.

If we handed you a magic wand, what would you fix in healthcare?

Two things come to mind: The first is health care is the only industry I can think of where someone provides a service and after the service is provided, a third party makes a determination on whether or not payment will be made for the service provided. Health care providers treat and take care of people in their time of need, and they should be paid for what they do. My magic wand would remove the fine print and allow providers to be paid for the services they provide. The second thing, and what I consider more important, would be to wave the magic wand and erase the health inequity or disparity in health care. It is a complicated issue, and I think it might just take a magic wand to make it happen. I do know it will take all of the stakeholders working together without regard for personal benefit to start making real progress in tackling this issue.

In your life, what is your proudest accomplishment and what would you like your legacy to be?

My proudest accomplishment is definitely being the grandfather of Janie, Jack and Leo. Those that know me won’t be surprised by that answer. I know every grandparent says this, but I do have the most awesome grandkids! Being a part of our family is an amazing experience. It all starts with my wife, Debi. When I met her 33 years ago, she was a single parent with two children, Jorma (wife Miki) and Adriann. They welcomed me into their home/ family, and we have never looked back. So, I am not sure this is really an accomplishment. I think I just got lucky. As for a legacy, I think it would be that, hopefully, I made a small difference in the lives of those I have been fortunate to know.

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What experience and/or mentor first led you into a career in medicine/pediatrics/oncology?

I come from a family of smalltown family physicians, and it was from observing my father that I became enamored with this profession. All I wanted to be growing up, since I was three or four, was to be a doctor like my dad. Eventually I went into pediatrics because I was attracted by the vulnerability of children, and it was during my pediatrics training in Barcelona that I discovered my passion for pediatric oncology. It was during my first rotation in the pediatric cancer ward, that I was inspired by the suffering and resilience of the children and their parents and the dedication of those who cared for them. This was what I wanted to do, and I never looked back.

Anything notable about your first trip to Memphis?

I came to St. Jude in 1994, with a one-year clinical training grant. It was my first time traveling to the US, and I came straight from Barcelona to a dilapidated Memphis downtown. St. Jude was just two buildings, not the big campus we see today, and as I walked through its doors for the first time I remember wondering if I was at the wrong place. But it just took me a couple of days to discover the soul of St. Jude, its people, its patients. St. Jude was it. St. Jude was the place I was meant to be. And I would say the same about Memphis. A few years later I accepted a position in Boston, at the DFCI and Boston Children’s Hospital, but I came back to St. Jude at the end of 2015 to assume my current role. Coming back to St. Jude and to Memphis felt like coming back home.

In your work with pediatric cancer researchers around the globe, you have noted there is helpful collaboration and sharing of information. Can you cite a case where this sharing led to or may be leading to a breakthrough?

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened its doors in 1962 with the broad goal that no child should die in the dawn of life. We’ve made tremendous advances in the ensuing 60 years, increasing cure rates of many childhood cancers to 80 percent and more. If we want to cure childhood cancer, it has to be all children, everywhere in the world. This to me is ‘the next frontier,’ the challenge of our generation, not to

Carlos RodriguezGalindo, MD

Current Title: Executive Vice President St. Jude Global Birthplace & Early Life

I was born and raised in Reus, a small town in the region of Catalonia, in Spain. I moved to Barcelona to attend Medical School and for my pediatrics training, before moving to the US.

What were your parent’s occupations?

My father was a family physician and pediatrician, and my mother was a pharmacist.

cure childhood cancer, but to cure children with cancer, all of them. Looking for that breakthrough, St. Jude launched the St. Jude Global initiative in 2018 to support the advancement of care for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases and ensure that every child will have access to quality care and treatment no matter where in the world they live. To reach that goal, it’s only possible if we work hand in hand with our partners around the world. The St. Jude Global Alliance is made up of physicians, researchers, clinical staff, foundations and others who represent nearly 200 institutions around the world with a particular focus on improving disparities in care that exist in low- and middle-income countries. Working with our partners and with global agencies, such as WHO, we have been able to generate a global movement to address disparities in childhood cancer care and control at a systemic level, comprehensively tackling all the challenges in the continuum, from health systems strengthening to improving quality of care, or from training the workforce to creating a global platform for free access to childhood cancer medications.

Do the types of cancers vary in children in different countries vs. in the United States? Do they vary from continent to continent? Eastern World vs. Western World? Northern vs. Southern Hemisphere? Could you provide an example please?

The types of childhood cancer do not vary significantly across the world, although there are some exceptions, such as Burkitt lymphoma, which is much more common in Africa. Pediatric cancer does not discriminate based on a child’s location. However, the biggest indicator of a child’s chance to survive is where he or she lives. While more than 80 percent of children with cancer living in high-resource settings survive, the chances of cure for children living in low- and middleincome countries are much, much lower, in some cases 20 percent or less. An estimated 400,000 children develop cancer each year, and only about half of whom are ever diagnosed, so globally, probably less than 30 percent of children with cancer survive. We have the global responsibility to close the gap on these disparities in care.

In your life, what is your proudest accomplishment and what would you like your legacy to be?

Being a doctor is all I wanted to be, and I consider myself very fortunate to practice this profession. But I also see myself as part of an institution with vision and purpose that I share and try to help fulfill. When Danny Thomas founded St. Jude in 1962, he said that no child should die in the dawn of life. We know he meant not just children in Memphis or the United States. He intended no child anywhere in the world. It is our responsibility to ensure Danny’s dream extends to every region of the world. And I hope that our legacy at St. Jude Global is to fulfill that dream.

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What experience and/or mentor first led you into medicine? And the field of radiology? If you had a mentor, could you tell us a little about that person?

It is interesting, but I’ve always wanted to be a doctor. I guess it was because of my dad, I guess he was that influence, though he never said or pushed me toward medicine. When I finished my radiology residency, my group (MRPC) asked me to do an additional year, a fellowship, in MRI, then come back and join the group. This was 1984. There were no MRIs in Memphis. There was only one MRI in Tennessee, at Vanderbilt. There were 2 MRs in Texas, and I managed to land/create a fellowship at Baylor COM, in Houston, as their first MR fellow. There I met Dr. Arnold Goldman, a radiologist from MD Anderson, he was my MR mentor. This was such a unique time, to be able to learn this new thing and bring it back to Memphis.

You served as an emergency room physician in Paris, TN, prior to coming to MRPC, anything notable about that experience as a part of your career?

After medical school and internship, I wasn’t sure what field of medicine I wanted to do. So not being sure, I did full time Emergency Medicine for 3 years. I was primarily at Methodist North, but also covered some of the smaller ERs in the area, at nights and weekends. I saw so much in the ER, learned how to work under pressure, to stay calm when

everything/everyone around you was coming apart.

You’ve been a principal investigator for many clinical trials. Is there one that stands out in your mind where the findings were the most profound?

Being a Principal Investigator in MRI, in those early days of Memphis Radiological (late ‘80s), was really fun, being able to do trials/being the first, to do MRAs, or doing trials with MR contrast (Gadolinium) before it was FDA approved.

In your role as President and Managing Partner of Memphis Radiological Professional Corporation and former Medical Staff President and Chief of Staff of the Methodist Healthcare System, is there any update you can give us regarding the negotiations with Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee?

As President of MRPC and as past President of the medical staff at MLH and past Chief of Staff, I have never seen anything as disappointing as the recent actions/stance from BCBST. Congress passed a bill, The No Surprise Act, which went into effect in January 2022. This bill basically said that it was against the law for any physician/provider to bill a patient out of network, when they came to a facility/hospital that was in network. (By the way, my group has never sent out a surprise bill, and we have been incorporated as a group since 1948). BCBST has taken this bill, created to protect patients,

Hollis Halford, III, MD

Current Title:

President, Managing Partner Memphis Radiological, PC

Birthplace & Early Life

I was born in Memphis, at Methodist Hospital downtown. I am the oldest of 4 sons. We grew up in Raleigh and lived fairly modestly.

What were your parent’s occupations?

My dad was a physician, my mom an RN. They met at the hospital (Methodist Hospital) after WWII. Dad started out in General Practice, but because of health issues, he was bedridden for about a year, then went back and specialized in Radiology.

and used it to narrow the networks, to increase their profit margin. They claim that I/the providers are causing the increasing health care costs. I have not renegotiated my contract with BCBST since 2002. I have not had a pay increase from them in 21 years, yet they have increased their premiums 44 percent in the last 5-7 years, and at the same time significantly increased the average deductible for their customers, my patients. This ’not for profit’ made $521 million in 2021. During and since Covid, we have seen our average incomes drop 20 percent. 2021 was the most profitable year for BCBST. So, this past summer, we/MRPC and the Methodist Anesthesia Group (MAG) and multiple other provider groups in Memphis, received notice that our contracts with BCBST were being terminated. There was no opportunity for discussion, no dialogue. We were then offered a contract that cut our reimbursement 45 percent. We take care of Memphis, all of Memphis. I have had the privilege of reading the x-rays, doing the radiology for Church Health, along with Scott Morris, since 1987.We read/do the radiology for Christ Community. Methodist Hospital takes as inpatients those from Church Health, free of charge, and there we also do all their radiology and needed procedures, free of charge. It is my privilege to do this. In our area, as much as a third of the patients I see and treat don’t pay anything. To deliver high quality health care to the underserved of Memphis, to those that can’t afford it, takes us all working together: the providers, MRPC, Methodist Hospital, Church Health, and the insurance companies. These are my patients, whom I know and love.

In your life, what is your proudest accomplishment and what would you like your legacy to be?

What am I proudest of? It has been my distinct privilege to take care of people, to meet them in a very scary place, an intimate place, with their health care. I have been able to do that at Methodist and at Church Health. If you were to ask, “what did Jesus do?” … I think the best answer is, He went around healing people and telling them about the kingdom of God. I have been able to do that. Legacy? That I have been a faithful husband and father, because I have a faithful Savior.

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Linda Hughlett, RNC, DNP, CNM

Current Title:

Birthplace & Early Life

I was born and raised in Covington, Tennessee, which is a small rural town about 35 miles north of Memphis. I lived on a farm with my parents and 5 siblings.

What were your parent’s occupations?

My father was a farmer and a factory worker. My mother was a school cook.

What experience and/or mentor first led you into a career in nursing?

When I was 14 years old, I spent the summer in Memphis living with my aunt. During this time, I got sick with a bad cold, and she gave me an injection of antibiotics which seemed to cure me overnight. To me she was a “miracle worker.” I thought she was a nurse but later discovered she was a nursing assistant in a doctor’s office, and with his order for the medicine, she administered it to me. This experience made we want to help others the way she “instantly” cared for me.

Then, during my junior year in high school, one of my best friend’s mother was the first African American nurse to work at our local hospital. I was in awe of her starched white uniform and the stories she would tell about the care she gave to her patients.

How has nursing changed since you first became a nurse?

When I began my nursing career over 42 years ago, it was such an honor to be a part of this profession. There was an expectation that new graduates would work the night shift on the medical-surgical unit (in order to develop basic skills as a nurse). It felt more like a “rite of passage,” so to speak. After a couple of years of skills development on the medicalsurgical unit, one could apply for a position in a specialty unit, which I did and began working in the critical care unit. Back then we did not have the technology that’s available today. We charted on paper whereas now charting is done in the electronic medical record by clicking a few

buttons, which has its advantages as well as disadvantages.

Team-based nursing was a concept that brought more of a relational connection and team approach to care, which was advantageous for the patients, not to mention the nursing team. The team most often consisted of the nurse, nursing assistant and orderly.

Now with stretched ratios and suboptimal staffing, it is often difficult for the nursing staff to give patients the premier care they once were able to give, not to mention feeling bewildered and hopeless. Moreover, for the past 2 1/2 years, many nurses have left the profession altogether - for a number of reasons. This change in nursing has been coined as the “Great Resignation,” which has created a financial strain on healthcare organizations due to the ongoing payout for contract and travel nurses utilized to fill staffing voids and minimize ratios.

Nursing programs have been tasked with producing more students to assist with the crucial nursing shortage, which brings its own share of challenges. New grads are being hired at unprecedented rates to fill the void left by experienced nurses, many in specialty areas. But I have to say, overall, nursing is at a pivotal moment and although it’s challenging and taxing most days, it gives nurse leaders an opportunity to be innovative and rebuild a culture of excellence within their organizations.

Where did you work when you were doing critical care prior to moving to Memphis, and what did you learn from that experience?

I worked Critical Care at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington, Tennessee and St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis. I learned to appreciate the foundational nursing skills acquired on the medical-surgical unit. I also learned to hone in on and maximize my critical thinking skills, because it was essential for optimizing patient outcomes in this patient population.

What advice would you give nurses today who may be struggling with a short-staffed working environment and juggling their personal life with families and children etcetera?

That it’s okay to not be okay (burnout). It is noble to be resilient but also have the ability to recognize when you are at your limit. Talk with your family and your nurse leader about how you are feeling and give yourself permission to admit when you’re overwhelmed. Share tasks at home with other family members, if possible. Take a mental health day for yourself. Think of creative ways to minimize the workload and discuss ideas with your peers and nurse leader. Overall, just know that every day is different – begin with an attitude of gratitude. Accentuate the positive and dispel the negative from your psyche.

You are a Certified Nurse Midwife – what led you to pursue that, and have you kept count of how many babies you’ve helped bring into this world?

I was actually birthed into this world by a granny midwife, so I think it was destined for me to help others with their birth. I have always had a passion to help women throughout their lifespan, whether it’s during pregnancy, childbirth, or otherwise. The feeling of exhilaration each time I got this opportunity to assist the mother made me long for more. I used to document the newborns that I delivered in a birth log, however, after I had delivered 500, I stopped.

In your life, what is your proudest accomplishment and what would you like your legacy to be?

Of course, the birth of my children –they have made me proud to be their mother. I am proud to be married to a wonderful man who makes me feel safe and secure as a wife. Lastly, for my career as a nurse, and more specifically, a nurse leader. Being able to guide and direct the nursing staff, especially during this ever-changing healthcare environment (since Covid). I would like my legacy to be remembered as a person who gives sacrificially and one who sees greatness in others and creates a pathway for their success.

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One Health

877 Jefferson Avenue

Memphis, TN 38103

901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

As the principal attorney and general counsel, Abdullah is responsible for managing all aspects of legal affairs and risk management. Prior to joining Regional One Health in 2014, Abdullah was a Shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash & Smoak and spent nearly a decade at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota. Abdullah has previously served on the boards Bodine School and Pleasant View School. He is a member of Western District of Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility; past president of the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association; past chair of the Memphis Bar Association Employment Law Section; and past

chair of the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) – Memphis Legal/Legislative Committee.

Clinic

6325 Humphreys Boulevard

Memphis, TN 38120

901-522-7700

smc-info@semmesmurphey.com

Adams oversees the logistical operations of the Clinic ensuring that they are executed in accordance with the organization’s missions and objectives. She previously served as Clinic Manager for seven years. She has a B.S.Ed. in Education from Abilene Christian University and is a Board-Certified Medical Practice Executive. Adams served as the 2019 President of the MidSouth Medical Group Management Association.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

930 Madison, 6th floor

Memphis, TN 38163

901-448-7951

salway@uthsc.edu

In addition to his role as dean of the College of Health Professions, Alway is a tenured professor in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Physiology and the director of the Center for Muscle, Metabolism and Neuropathology in the Division of Regenerative and Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Professions. For more than 28 years, he has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and various foundations for research in cellular and molecular adaptations related to sarcopenia, and the effects of aging on relative to muscle loading, exercise, and disuse. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers, written chapters for nine textbooks and authored more than 400 lay publications in exercise and fitness journals.

Campbell Clinic

1400 South Germantown Road Germantown TN, 38138

901-759-3100

campbellclinic.com

Dr. Azar joined Campbell Clinic in August of 1995 and currently serves as Chief of Staff. Azar specializes in elbows, knees, shoulders and sports medicine and serves as the team physician for the Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Hustle, Memphis 901FC, University of Memphis Tigers, Christian Brothers University, LeMoyne-Owen College, and Christian Brothers High School. A 1982 graduate of University of Notre Dame, Azar then graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1989. He completed his residency at UT Campbell Clinic in 1994. Azar is also a professor at University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering.

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Mid-South Imaging & Therapeutics, P.A. Vascular Interventional Physicians

7600 Wolf River Blvd., Suite 200 Germantown, TN 38138

901-747-1000 www.msit.com

Barbeito serves as CEO of Mid-South Imaging & Therapeutics, PA, a large multi-specialty radiology practice serving Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. He a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as a Fell0w with the Radiology Business Management Association. He currently serves as a board member for the Rhodes College International Alumni Association.

Katherine Barnes

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

7691 Poplar Avenue Germantown, TN 38138

901-516-6000 methodisthealth.org

Barnes is chief nursing officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. Prior to this role, she served as administrative director of nursing operations for SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis. Barnes earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from St. Louis University. She is a board-certified nurse executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a Magnet appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program.

David Baytos President

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital

4250 Bethel Rd. Olive Branch, MS 38654

662-932-9000

methodisthealth.org/ olivebranch

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Baytos is president of Methodist Olive Branch Hospital. He assumed the role in 2009, four years before the north Mississippi hospital opened to patients. He joined MLH in 1998 as president of Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and oversees the healthcare system’s international services. Baytos earned a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Xavier University, and volunteers for several civic and community organizations throughout Mississippi and Tennessee.

Lindsey Blevins, LPC-MHSP-S

Chief Operating Officer

Lakeside Behavioral Health System

2911 Brunswick Road Memphis, TN 38133

901-377-4700

901-633-5605 mobile

www.lakesidebhs.com

Blevins is a native of Wisconsin and holds her master’s degree in counseling from Concordia University-Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Lindsey has held her LPC license for the past 10 years. She worked as a direct care counselor and counseling manager for a local non-profit for almost 8 years before transitioning to Lakeside to work in business development. Since starting at Lakeside in 2017, she has held multiple roles in business development, Director of Business Development, Associate Administrator, and now Chief Operating Officer.

Chief Executive Officer and Administrator Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital

6225 Humphreys Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120

901-227-9106

Allison.bosse@bmhcc. org

Bosse is the chief executive officer and administrator of the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. Bosse has been with Baptist since 2014. A former Dr. Frank Groner Administrative Fellow for Baptist Memorial Health Care, Bosse worked on financial and operational management, budget planning and strategic development as the associate administrator for Baptist Children’s

Hospital and Baptist Women’s Hospital. Bosse received her Master of Health Administration from the University of Memphis in 2016. She is currently a committee member for the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.

Lakeside Behavioral Health System

2911 Brunswick Road Memphis, TN 38133 901-377-4700

www.lakesidebhs.com

Dr. Boyd was named Chief Medical Officer in November 2020. He has been a part of the Lakeside family since 1996. Dr. Boyd is a graduate of University of Tennessee School of Medicine (1990), completed a Pediatric Internship at Baylor College of Medicine (1990-1991), and was a Psychiatry Resident at Vanderbilt School of Medicine (19901994). He is board certified in both psychiatry and addiction medicine. He is a member of the Tennessee Medical Association and Memphis & Shelby County Medical Society. As a teaching hospital, Lakeside supports residents from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, where Dr. Boyd has served as Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry since 2009. Dr. Boyd is also on the Medical Executive Committee of Lakeside and the Medical Director of Lakeside’s Neuroscience Center.

Matthew Brooks

Chief Strategy Officer Saint Francis Healthcare

5959 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 901-765-1000 saintfrancishosp.com

Brooks serves as Market Chief Strategy Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare and is responsible for guiding strategic development for Saint Francis-Memphis and Saint Francis-Bartlett. Brooks had previously served as Director of Strategy for Saint Francis-Memphis since May 2021. Before joining the team at Saint Francis, he held the role of Strategy and Operations Manager at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois. While there, he developed and implemented strategy which led to improvement in market share in cardiovascular, neurosurgery and orthopedics by 23%.

He also oversaw a multi-million dollar build of four advanced level Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories which led to an uptick in physician recruitment, revenue, and service line growth. Brooks received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bradley University in Illinois and holds a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University Bloomington.

FACHE

Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer

The University of Tennessee

Health Science Center

The Mooney Building 875 Monroe Avenue Memphis, TN 38163

901-448-4797

kbrown@uthsc.edu

As executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at UTHSC, Brown is responsible for the campus central administration and management of the day-to-day operations. Brown, who has been with the university for more than two decades, began his UTHSC career in the Office of the General Counsel. He has served as director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, the Office of Employee Relations, and the Center on Health Disparities. He is an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy and the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine. He also manages the Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions and the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center.

Peter Buckley, MD Chancellor

The University of Tennessee

Health Science Center

The Mooney Building 875 Monroe Avenue

Memphis, TN 38163

901-448-4796

uthsc.edu

Dr. Buckley, the 11th chancellor of UTHSC, began his tenure February 1, 2022. Buckley is a psychiatrist and expert in schizophrenia. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and serves as an expert reviewer for the National Institute of Mental Health. He has served on numerous boards and committees

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related to his clinical specialty. With a background of studies in brain imaging and neurodevelopment, he has published more than 360 articles and more than 80 book chapters, and has received numerous awards for his academic, clinical, and research work. Before joining UTHSC, he served as dean of the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and executive vice president of medical affairs for the VCU Health System.

Principal/CEO

Clearly MD

8110 North Brother Blvd

Memphis, TN 38133 901-373-8949

clearlymd.com

Having managed medical practices for over 30 years, Burns currently serves as owner and CEO for ClearlyMD Practice Solutions and is responsible for the development and management of Memphis’ largest women’s health practice, Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association, PC (MOGA). A graduate of Memphis State University, (now University of Memphis), Burns has consulted with multiple practices throughout his career, having been instrumental in many local practice start-ups, mergers and acquisitions. ClearlyMD offers a full range of practice services including billing, human resources, marketing, IT, and financial management. Throughout the years, he has served in various positions with MGMA, OBGA, and Mid-South MGMA.

Board

Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis

Cresthaven Internal Medicine

6799 Great Oaks Road, Suite 250 Memphis, TN 38138 901.821.8300

medicalofmemphis. com

Dr. Campbell attended Delta State University and graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1983. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Memphis, and in 1986, he served as chief resident

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in his field. In 2013, Campbell attended Auburn University and earned his MBA. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In 2016, he served as president of the Memphis Medical Society.

Brad Canada, MD Chief Medical Officer University Clinical Health

1407 Union Avenue, Ste 700 Memphis, TN 38104 901-866-8864

universityclinical health.com

Dr. Canada has served as University Clinical Health’s Chief Medical Officer since 2004. He acts as a liaison between UCH physicians and administrators and ensures UCH’s goals align with University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) goals. Additionally, he is also a practicing nephrologist. Canada earned his Master of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from UTHSC and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi. He holds certifications in Nephrology and Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Zach Chandler Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Baptist Memorial Health Care

350 North Humphreys Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120 901-227-5137

Zach.chandler@ bmhcc.org

Chandler is the executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baylor University, he received a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Washington University School of Medicine. Before stepping into his current role, Chandler served as CEO of five different hospitals, as well as vice president and CEO of Baptist’s metro-Memphis and regional divisions. He serves on numerous boards, including those of Hospital Wing, Crestwyn Behavioral Health and American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, and he is a member of the Health Innovators Professional Society.

Radiologist-in-Chief

Medical Director of Radiology

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

848 Adams Ave. Memphis, TN 38103 901-287-6030

info@lebonheur.org

Dr. Cohen is the Radiologist-in-Chief and medical director of radiology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. He serves as executive chair of radiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He completed his medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in diagnostic radiology at Children’s Hospital, National Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology with special qualifications in pediatric radiology and certificate in diagnostic radiology. His patient care emphasis includes diagnostic imaging, gastrointestinal disease, neuroradiology, pediatric radiology, pediatric, adolescent and OB/GYN ultrasonography.

Allison Cook Director, Marketing and Communications

Memphis Medical Society, MedTemps and Memphis Medical Foundation

1067 Cresthaven Road Memphis, TN 38119-3833

901-761-0200

mdmemphis.org

Cook has more than 20 years of experience in print production, marketing and communications strategies. She stood as editor for a statewide magazine for many years, later working with a variety of industries, including non-profits and healthcare entities, as a marketing strategist for a full-service marketing firm. Most recently, Cook served as the Executive Director for Memphis Farmers Market, where she led the organization in growth and expansion as well as national accolades. Cook is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. She currently sits on the board of MidSouth MGMA and is a member of PRSA Memphis, American Medical Writers Association and American Association of Medical Society Executives.

Regional One Health

877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103

901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

Cooper joined Regional One Health in 2013 with a focus on population health and the health care delivery model of the future. Cooper earned her nursing degrees from Vanderbilt University, where she later served as a faculty member and assistant dean of the School of Nursing. Appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen in 2007, Cooper served as the Commissioner of the Department of Health, State of Tennessee, for five years. In 2011, Cooper transitioned to the Governor’s Office, working on health and wellness related special projects. Cooper is a member and chair-elect of the Essential Hospital’s Institute Board of Directors. She serves as a board member of QSource, Community Alliance for the Homeless and the Essential Hospital Institute of America’s Essential Hospitals. Her work with complex care patients has been recognized nationally by America’s Essential Hospitals, and she was honored by the University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing as one of their 50 Leaders in 50 Years.

Reginald

Coopwood, MD President

and

Chief Executive Officer

Regional One Health

877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103

901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

Dr. Coopwood has been the President and CEO of Regional One Health since March 2010. Prior to joining Regional One Health, Dr. Coopwood served in leadership roles including CEO and CMO in other health systems. Dr. Coopwood’s work at Regional One Health is complemented by his commitment to the health and well-being of the individuals in our community. Dr. Coopwood serves as a board member of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and the Memphis Medical District Collaborative. He is an alumnus of Leadership Memphis. Dr. Coopwood serves on the Tennessee Hospital Association Board of Directors and is a member of the American Hospital Association’s Nomination Committee. He has earned numerous honors for his

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work in healthcare over the years, including being a 2022 Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame inductee, Inside Memphis Business’ CEO of the Year in 2014; and the Tennessee Hospital Association’s CEO Meritorious Service Award in 2011, the Diversity Champion Award in 2013 and the President’s Award in 2016.

Chris Cosby Market Chief Executive Officer

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Chief Executive Officer Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis

5959 Park Ave. Memphis, TN 38119

901-765-1000 saintfrancishosp.com

In November 2021, Cosby assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer for Tenet Healthcare’s Memphis market and as CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. Tenet’s Memphis market includes Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. As Market CEO of Saint Francis, he will continue to oversee and grow Saint Francis’s partnership

with West Cancer Center, allowing for the opening of an urgent care clinic for adult cancer patients–the first of its kind in the area – as well as a dedicated oncology floor within the hospital. Cosby holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Auburn University. Cosby serves on the Tennessee Hospital Association board of directors and on the Germantown Education Foundation Community Advisory Board.

Dale Criner, MD, MBA

Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

7691 Poplar Avenue

Germantown, TN 38138

901-516-6000

methodisthealth.org

Dr. Criner is chief medical officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. He previously served as emergency department medical director for Methodist North Hospital. He is board certified in emergency and

family medicine, serves on the Memphis Medical Association board of directors and is a legislative committee member for the Tennessee Medical Association. He earned a doctorate from the American University of the Caribbean, a master’s degree from Bethel University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis.

Officer

Regional One Health

877 Jefferson Avenue

Memphis, TN 38103

901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

Dr. Croce transitioned to the role of chief medical officer in August of 2018 after a lengthy and distinguished career in one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States – the Elvis Presley Trauma Center at Regional One Health. As chief medical officer, Croce oversees quality, medical research, medical staff services, regulatory readiness and infection prevention for the system. Croce earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). He completed a surgical

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critical care fellowship at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida before returning to Memphis. He completed a residency and internship with UTHSC that started his career in the Trauma Center at Regional One Health, where he served as medical director 2000 to 2018. Croce’s work focuses heavily on quality initiatives, enhancing the physician/administration relationship and exploring new opportunities for patient care.

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

7691 Poplar Ave. Germantown, TN 38138

901-516-6000

methodisthealth.org/ Germantown

Cullison began her career with MLH in 2004 as an administrative resident after graduate school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has held numerous leadership positions including assistant administrator and hospital vice president. In 2016, she became chief executive officer for The Village at Germantown, an MLH affiliate. Cullison returned to lead Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in 2018. She earned a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Memphis Medical Society, MedTemps and Memphis Medical Foundation

1067 Cresthaven Road

Memphis, TN

38119-3833

901-761-0200

mdmemphis.org

Cummins has more than 20 years of executive leadership, administration, and advocacy experience in healthcare and nonprofit organizations. He is currently a board member of the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE), MidSouth Medical Group Management Association (MSMGMA), UT Martin Alumni Chapter, Memphis Region, volunteers for Woodland Presbyterian Church and School, and the Vitalant

Community Leadership Council. He has served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Memphis chapter, Dorothy Snider Foundation, and is a Fast Track graduate of Leadership Memphis. Clint is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Martin and more recently, a graduate of the University of Memphis MHA program.

a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in gynecological oncology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Dr. DePriest earned a master’s degree in healthcare management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

The Conrad | Pearson Clinic, P.C.

1325 Wolf Park Drive, Suite 103

Germantown, TN 38138

901-252-3420

rustydegeorge@conradpearson.com

www.conradpearson. com

DeGeorge is a native of Biloxi, Mississippi, and has been in Memphis since January 1992. He has been involved in healthcare since 1985 and has almost thirty years’ experience in healthcare management. He has been chief executive officer of The Conrad | Pearson Clinic since January 2000. The clinic has ten physicians, several NP/PA providers, an ASC, advanced imaging, in-house clinical and Path Labs and an in-office dispensary. DeGeorge has served in various leadership roles with MGMA, Mid-South MGMA and TNMGMA. He has a BS in Business Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi and an MBA from William Carey College.

Baptist Memorial Health Care

350 North Humphreys Blvd.

Memphis, TN 38120

901-227-4140

Paul.depriest@bmhcc. org

Dr. DePriest is the first physician to serve as Baptist Memorial Health Care’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University, he received a medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He subsequently completed

Pamela

West Cancer Center

7945 Wolf River Blvd

Germantown, TN 38138

901-683-0055

westcancercenter.org

Dotson has 30 years of experience in healthcare. Prior to joining West Cancer Center, she held the title of Senior Vice President in charge of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at the world-renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she led the institution to its first Magnet© Designation in August of 2015. She is American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Advanced - Board Certified as a Nurse Executive and is a member of multiple professional organizations including the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Best Practices Committee, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Oncology Nursing Society and the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses, among others. Dotson is also the recipient of the 2016 Nurse.com GEM Award for Executive Leadership category in the “South and New GEM States” region.

James R. Downing, MD President and Chief Executive Officer

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105

901-595-3300

stjude.org

Dr. Downing is president and chief executive officer of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As the architect of a six-year strategic plan that will result in more than $12.9 billion in new construction on the St. Jude campus, he is leading the expansion of St. Jude clinical care and research programs around the globe. Downing is a renowned leader in pediatric cancer research. His work is focused on understanding the genetic basis of cancer and using that information to improve treatments. He was instrumental in launching the Pediatric

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Cancer Genome Project, an ambitious sequencing effort to discover why childhood cancer arises, spreads and resists treatment. Beyond research, Dr. Downing has been a driving force to take St. Jude to the world. Under his tenure, the hospital has developed a program solely focused on raising pediatric cancer survival rates internationally.

Baptist Memorial Health Care

350 North Humphreys Blvd.

Memphis, TN 38120

901-227-5233

Greg.duckett@bmhcc. org

Duckett joined Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1992 and serves as senior vice president/chief legal officer for the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil B. Humphreys School of Law. Duckett is deeply involved in the Memphis community, serving on numerous boards, including the State of Tennessee Health Facilities Commission, Tennessee Election Commission, Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, National Civil Rights Museum, AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Vice Chair Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Memphis River Parks Partnership, along with several other boards. He formerly served on the Tennessee Board of Regents from 2006 to 2023, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis board of directors from 2008 to 2014, and the American Health Lawyers Association board of directors from 2003 to 2009. Duckett was honored as a 2020 Memphis Living Legend.

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Deborah Esmon

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Methodist Le Bonheur North Hospital

3960 New Covington Pike

Memphis, TN 38128 901-516-5200

methodisthealth.org

Esmon is chief nursing officer for Methodist North Hospital. Prior to this role, she was interim senior director of Emergency Services and administrative director of Nursing for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Esmon is a graduate

of the Methodist School of Nursing and earned master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and the University of Memphis.

James W. Eubanks, III, MD Chief of Pediatric Surgery

Surgeon-in-Chief

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

848 Adams Ave. Memphis, TN 38103 901-287-6030

info@lebonheur.org

Dr. Eubanks is chief of pediatric surgery and surgeon-in-chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. He is also a professor of surgery and pediatric and division chief of pediatric surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Eubanks earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed his residency at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a fellowship in pediatric surgery The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery with a special qualification in pediatric surgery. His patient care

emphasis includes thoracic surgery (including Pectus Excavatum), trauma surgery, cancer surgery, and surgery of IBD.

Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

848 Adams Ave. Memphis, TN 38103 901-287-6030

info@lebonheur.org

Hella is Vice President for Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force where she served as an avionics technician on F-15 fighter aircraft. She has served in the role of CNO at several children’s hospitals Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, and Stanford Children’s Hospital. Hella holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Management, core in healthcare, from Troy State University. She is a member of the American Organization

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Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital

6019 Walnut Grove Road

Memphis, TN 38120

901-226-1049

Bill.fox@bmhcc.org

Fox is the CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital. He is responsible for executive management operations, ancillary services, the business office, pharmacy

earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and economics from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis

5959 Park Ave. Memphis, TN 38119

901-765-1000

saintfrancishosp.com

In April 2022, Franck assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. In this role, he oversees the day-to-day operations at the hospital. Prior to joining Saint Francis, Franck served as the Vice-President of Operations at HCA’s Presbyterian/ St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver.

He also holds a Master of Science in Finance from Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, Franck has served as a board member for a number of community organizations including A Precious Child, Colorado Business Community of the Arts, and Coastal Conservation Association: Music City Chapter. G

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postdoctoral fellow, Rodriguez-Galindo returned to Memphis to lead the new Department of Global Pediatric Medicine at St. Jude and a new initiative, St. Jude Global. The St. Jude Global Alliance currently includes more than 150 institutions from 65 countries. Additionally, Rodriguez-Galindo led an institutional effort to become the first World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Childhood Cancer. As part of this partnership, WHO and St. Jude are collaborating with other organizations on the Global Initiative in Childhood Cancer.

Clearly MD 8110 North Brother Blvd

Bartlett, TN 38133 901-373-2459

clearlymd.com

For over 20 years, Gibson has worked exclusively in healthcare and physician practice management and consulting and is currently co-owner and CFO for Clearly MD, LLC, a medical practice management services company. His experience includes financial and operational management, information technology solutions, and benefits and human resources administration. He is a graduate of Union University, currently serves as the 2022 Secretary for Tennessee MGMA, and serves as the Immediate Past President for Mid-South MGMA.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

848 Adams Ave. Memphis, TN 38103

901-287-6030

info@lebonheur.org

Gilmore has served as Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Vice President and Chief Medical Officer since 2017 and has been with the hospital since he joined as an Attending Staff Physician in 1998. In this time, he has served as Medical Director of Emergency Services, Advanced Life Support Training Program and Sedation Services. He also served as Chair for the Department of Pediatric Medicine and Associate Chief-of-Staff for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Other appointments of his include President of Mid-South Pediatric Specialists, LLC, Vice President of both Pediatric Emergency

Specialists, P.C. and Pediatric Sedation Specialists, P.C. Gilmore has served as Attending Staff Physician for St. Jude’s Research Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia and State Affiliate Faculty for the American Heart Association. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Clinical Social work from University of Arkansas, followed by a Medical Doctorate from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Lakeside Behavioral Health System

2911 Brunswick Road Memphis, TN 38133

901-377-4700

www.lakesidebhs.com

Golden has worked in the healthcare industry in the Memphis area for a number of years. Joining Lakeside in 2000, she held several roles as staff nurse, house supervisors, CNO, and COO. In 2012, she moved into the role of CEO. Golden has served as an active member of the Tennessee Hospital Association Board of Directors and is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Golden holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Management.

Chief Executive Officer

West Cancer Center

7945 Wolf River Blvd

Germantown, TN 38138

901-683-0055

westcancercenter.org

Graves has over 35 years of leadership experience in healthcare. As CEO of West Cancer Center since 2019, he is creating a culture that focuses on clinical excellence, research, education, patient centric care, recruitment and retention of top talent, and growth of patient access to care throughout the Mid-South.

Prior to joining West Cancer Center, he served as CEO of HealthChoice, LLC and prior to that was a senior executive for 25 years at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Graves serves on the Church Health Center’s finance committee, is board vice-chairman for Memphis Light Gas and Water and board vice president of the Economic Club of Memphis and serves as trustee for Christian Brothers

University (CBU). On a national level, he is a member of United Healthcare’s Executive Advisory Council and Cigna’s National Health Care Advisory Council.

Executive Vice

and Chief Financial Officer

Baptist Memorial Health Care

350 North Humphreys Blvd.

Memphis, TN 38120

901-227-7014

Bill.griffin@bmhcc. org

Griffin received his Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 1982. He then began his career in public accounting, working 11 years with top accounting firms Arthur Andersen and KPMG Peat Marwick. In 1993, he joined Baptist Memorial Health Care and has served as the chief financial officer for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, chief financial officer for Baptist Memorial HospitalMemphis and corporate system director of finance. In 2000, Griffin was promoted to vice president of corporate finance and served as corporate privacy and security officer. He was promoted to EVP/CFO in December 2015. He is a certified public accountant, a chartered global management accountant, a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and an HFMA-certified healthcare financial professional.

President and Managing Partner

Memphis Radiological, PC

7695 Poplar Pike

Germantown, TN 38138

901-682-9747

www.memphisradiological.com

Dr. Halford joined Memphis Radiological P.C. in 1986. A Tennessee native, Dr Halford received an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Memphis. He earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Methodist University Hospital of Memphis. He completed his fellowship in Magnetic Resonance

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Imaging at Baylor University. Dr. Halford is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. His professional memberships include the American College of Radiology, Tennessee Radiological Society, Radiological Society of North America, Tennessee Medical Society, and Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society.

Chip Harris Administrator Neurology Clinic

8000 Centerview

Pkwy #500

Cordova TN 38018

901-255-7155

charris@neuroclinic. org

www.neurologyclinic. org

Harris is a Memphian who for the past 20 years has served as administrator at the Neurology Clinic in Cordova. The clinic includes nine physicians, 3 nurse practitioners, a sleep, DME, infusion, research and MRI center. Harris has worked with various hospitals as an administrator including Baptist Hospital in the early 1980’s. He has a BS in Biology from

Rhodes College and a master’s degree in hospital administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

Jessica Harrison

President Midsouth Medical Group Management Association

Vice President, Clinical Operations University Clinical Health

1407 Union Avenue, Ste 700 Memphis, TN 38104 901-866-8864

Jessica.Harrison@ uthsc.edu

universityclinical health.com

Harrison has been a leader for University of Tennessee physician practices for the past 11 years. In her current role at University Clinical Health, she is responsible for leadership and development for inpatient, ambulatory and laboratory departments. Previously she served as the Senior Director for UT Le Bonheur

Pediatric Specialists. Harrison will serve as the President of the Midsouth Medical Group Management Association in 2023.

7601 Southcrest Pkwy. Southaven, MS 38671 662-772-2118

Brian.hogan@bmhcc. org

Hogan became the CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in 2020. He came to Baptist DeSoto as an associate administrator in 2016 after holding several leadership roles at Baptist Memorial hospitals, including as CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee. He began his Baptist career in 1994 as a head nurse in Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis’ orthopedic and neurology unit.

NOW ENROLLING: The PiroAD Study For Adults With Mild Dementia Due To Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia in the elderly population. Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, and other cognitive (thinking) abilities that interferes with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, which means that dementia symptoms are mild in the beginning but gradually worsen over a number of years. As the world’s population continues to age, researchers continue to explore dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease and possible investigational drugs for these patients.

PiroAD is studying an investigational drug for adults with mild dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The purpose of this study is to find out if the investigational drug is effective and safe.

Participants will be in this study for approximately 80 weeks (about 1.5 years). Participants and their caregivers/study partners will be asked to attend 7 study site visits during this time period.

To be eligible for this study, participants must:

 Be 60 to 85 years of age

 Have a history of mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease for at least 12 months

 Have a caregiver/study partner (who is not expected to change during the study) to attend study visits and support study responsibilities

To learn more about the PiroAD study, please call:

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University Hospital

1265 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104

901-516-7000

methodisthealth.org

Dr. Howard is chief medical officer for Methodist University Hospital. She was previously CMO and Emergency Department medical director for Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, having joined the healthcare system in 2003. Howard earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Howard is also a Brigadier General (0-7, 1 star) in the United States Air Force, Air National Guard with over 35 years of exemplary service. She is currently the Director of the Joint Staff, Joint Forces Headquarters Tennessee.

Regional One Health

877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103

901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

Hughlett joined Regional One Health in 2016 as a nurse manager in women’s services. Since that time, she has been promoted to Director of Women and Neonatal Services, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, and eventually Chief Nursing Officer in 2020. Hughlett spent her early nursing years working in acute care, emergency and critical care before discovering her love for obstetrics and women’s services. Hughlett studied at Vanderbilt University, earning her masters and doctorate degrees. Hughlett is also a Certified Nurse Midwife and spent 10 years in a faculty practice at Vanderbilt before moving to Memphis and Regional One Health.

Executive Director

Hunt & Associates

8719 Citrus Bend Drive

Cordova, TN 38018

901-828-4539

kathyhunt1231@gmail. com

Hunt is Executive Director, Hunt & Associates, providing contract and consulting services to not-for-profit and for-profit hospitals, healthcare systems, MSOs, independent physicians, and ambulatory care organizations. Extensive focus includes building networks, strategy, operations, physician/ hospital initiatives, partnerships/alliances, legislative and lobbying support, business and market development. Hunt provides marketing/communications and philanthropic support to various faithbased organizations. Previously Hunt served as Regional Director Business Development/Physician Services, West Cancer Center; Administrative Director, Baptist Minor Medical Centers, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation; Administrative Director, Integrated Delivery Systems/Business Development, Columbia Lakeside Hospital; and Administrative Director, Physician Services, East Jefferson General Hospital. She served as Mid-South Medical Group Management Association President, is a contributing author for publications, and serves on numerous boards and committees.

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Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Methodist South Hospital

1300 Wesley Drive Memphis, TN 38116

901-516-3700

methodisthealth.org

Jackson is chief nursing officer for Methodist South Hospital. She joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 1995, advancing into various leadership roles including administrative director of nursing for Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. Jackson earned bachelor’s degrees from Austin Peay State University and the University of Memphis, as well as a master’s degree from Clarkson College. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Nursing Leadership from Chamberlain University.

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Lakeside Behavioral Health System

2911 Brunswick Road Memphis, TN 38133

901-377-4700

www.lakesidebhs.com

Jeffries is currently CNO at Lakeside. Prior to being promoted to CNO nearly two years ago, Joyce was Nursing Supervisor and Director of Nursing of the acute care unit at Lakeside. She is a native of the midsouth with over 29 years of nursing experience. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Regis University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Union University. In addition, Jeffries obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Memphis. She has over 20 years of leadership experience ranging from Acute Care, Behavioral Health, and Long-Term Care.

Chief Operating Officer

Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett

2986 Kate Bond Bartlett, TN 38133

901-820-7000

www.

SaintFrancisBartlett. com

As Chief Operating Officer, Jenkins oversees day-to-day operations at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Prior to arriving at Saint Francis, he served as Executive Director of UT Methodist Physicians at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Jenkins was responsible for overseeing all adult academic faculty physicians, inpatient and outpatient operations spanning Methodist Healthcare across 19 different specialties. Previously at Methodist Le Bonheur he was Administrator of Clinical Operations for University Hospital. Additionally, Jenkins serves on the Bartlett City Schools strategic planning committee, the board of directors for Mid-South Emergency Preparedness Coalition, is vice chair of the Tennessee Healthcare Coalition, as well as the marketing chair for the Mid-South Healthcare Executives. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Montana and Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Memphis. In 2010, In 2013, he was named the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year for Tennessee by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Kimble L. Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer

OrthoSouth

6077 Primacy Parkway, Suite 140 Memphis, TN 38119 901-641-3000 orthosouth.org

Jenkins has served as CEO of OrthoSouth (fka MSK Group, P.C.) since 2017. The orthopedic group currently offers its 5-star orthopedic experience at 8 clinic locations across the Mid-South. Jenkins previously served as CEO of MRI Interventions, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company.

Annelise Jensen, RN, MBA, ACM

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital

4250 Bethel Road Olive Branch, MS 38654 662-932-9000 methodisthealth.org

Jensen is chief nursing officer for Methodist Olive Branch Hospital. She joined Methodist in 2005 and previously served as administrative director of nursing and care management at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. Jensen earned a bachelor’s degree from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto, Canada, and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

1211 Union Ave., Suite 700

Memphis, TN 38104

901-478-0527 methodisthealth.org

Johnson is senior vice president and Chief of Staff for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. He leads the healthcare system’s public policy and advocacy initiatives, a role he’s held since 1985. Previously Johnson was vice president of Corporate Affairs for Regional One Health. He received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Memphis.

Baptist Memorial Health Care

350 N. Humphreys Blvd.

Memphis, TN 38120

Robbie.Johnson@ bmhcc.org

Johnson, a 12-year Baptist Memorial Health Care employee, was promoted to vice president and chief development officer in July 2021. In this role, he leads Baptist’s systemwide fundraising activities. Before assuming this new role, Johnson was the executive director of NEA Baptist Foundation in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where he successfully oversaw and managed foundation funds, which helped support many needed programs and projects in the community. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television. He has served on the following boards: Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce Board (2019-present), Jonesboro Hispanic Center Board of Directors (2019-present), Craighead County Crimestoppers Board of Directors (2017-present), United Way of Northeast Arkansas Board of Directors (2016-2019) and the Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors (2014-2019).

Florence Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC President Methodist North Hospital

3960 New Covington Pike

Memphis, TN 38128

901-516-5200

methodisthealth.org/ north

Jones is president of Methodist North Hospital. Under her leadership, Methodist North Hospital received Magnet Designation and is one of about a dozen Magnet-designated hospitals in Tennessee. Jones joined MLH in 2008 as chief nursing officer for Methodist North, later serving a dual role for Methodist South. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Murray State University, a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Evansville and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Union University.

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Baptist Memorial Health Care

350 N Humphreys Blvd.

Memphis, TN 38120

901-227-2418

Saju.Joy@BMHCC.org

Dr. Joy joined Baptist Memorial Health Care as senior vice president, chief medical officer and chief physician executive in September 2021. In this role, he leads Baptist’s medical staff functions and has responsibility for Baptist Medical Group. He also provides oversight of regulatory compliance, infection prevention, operational quality and quality analytics, clinical research and graduate medical education. Before coming to Baptist, Dr. Joy was the chief medical officer for the central division of Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he also led the hospital’s quality and safety efforts and COVID-19 surge response. He also served as facility president of Atrium Health Mercy Hospital. Dr. Joy graduated from North Carolina State University with engineering degrees

and received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed obstetrics and gynecology residency training at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville and a subspecialty fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at Ohio State University. He has an MBA from Duke University and is board certified in general OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN, 38105 901-595-3300

Stjude.org

Keel serves as chief financial officer and senior vice president at St. Jude. With more than 25 years of experience in health care, Keel oversees numerous

departments vital to campus operations, including Environmental Services, Facilities Design and Construction, Facilities Operations and Maintenance, Food Services, Biomedical Engineering, the Gift Shop and Security. Keel will continue to lead Human Resources and Financial Service. She joined the institution in February 2016 to help St. Jude launch its initial, six-year strategic plan focused on significantly expanding clinical care and research programs. As CFO, Keel has played an integral part in shepherding program growth and campus expansion as outlined in the hospital’s current six-year strategic plan. In her time at St. Jude, Keel has implemented programs that led to millions of dollars in annual savings for the hospital.

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Regional One Health

877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

Kim joined Regional One Health as senior vice president and chief information officer in December 2018. In this role, he is responsible for all information technology services at Regional One Health, including strategic planning, tactical roadmap, and operational excellence. Kim leads efforts to build and implement enterprise-wide information systems and solutions that support clinical and business operations. Kim has more than 20 years of information technology services leadership experience across diverse health systems, including large-scale public, private, and university integrated delivery network systems. Kim is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles.

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Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

1211 Union Ave., Suite 700 Memphis, TN 38104 901-478-0525

methodisthealth.org

Lane is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Lane joined MLH in 1996 as project facilitator for corporate

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finance and director of business planning. He advanced to chief financial officer for Methodist University Hospital in 2001 and has served in his current role since 2017. He received both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Memphis.

Katie Lea

Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-516-7000 methodisthealth.org

Lea is chief nursing officer for Methodist University Hospital. She previously served as CMO for Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Arkansas, and held leadership positions at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Popular Bluff Regional Medical Center. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Arkansas State University as well as a master’s degree from Canyon College.

Baylee Less Director of Development

Memphis Jewish Home

36 Bazeberry Road Cordova, TN 38018 901-756-3273

Bless@memphisjewishhome.org

As the Director of Development for Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab, Less is responsible for overseeing all fundraising, marketing, and community relations for the organization. A native Memphian, Baylee returned home after four years at the University of Maryland where she received a double degree in English and Jewish Studies. Prior to her role at MJHR, she worked at Youth Villages, Temple Israel, and the Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation. Baylee also serves as the current Board Chair for Music Export Memphis, a local nonprofit that supports working musicians, and is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Memphis.

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Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, FAANP Dean, College of Nursing, Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair University of Tennessee Health Science Center 874 Union Avenue Memphis, TN. 38163 901-448-6135 wlikes@uthsc.edu

A three-time alumna of UTHSC, Likes was appointed dean of the College of Nursing in June 2015. Under her leadership, the college has been ranked among the Top 27 DNP programs in the country and has the most highly ranked DNP program in Tennessee. She is responsible for managing more than 100 faculty and staff members and educating and serving more than 400 students annually. She holds the Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair in Nursing. Likes has served as principal investigator or co-investigator for more than $7 million in grants and special project funding.

Wayne Lipson, MD Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

1211 Union Ave., Suite 700

Memphis, TN 38104

901-478-0991

methodisthealth.org

Dr. Lipson is senior vice president and chief medical officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Lipson joined MLH in 2021 from Baptist Health in Kentucky, where he served as chief medical officer. He is a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, specializing in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. He received both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree

in from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Baptist Memorial Health Care

350 North Humphreys Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120

901-227-5134

Jason.little@bmhcc. org

Little is Baptist Memorial Health Care’s president and CEO. He is the fifth president in Baptist’s history, and under his leadership Baptist has grown from a 14-hospital system to a 22-hospital, $3.5 billion integrated health care system. Little received his bachelor’s degree in health administration from the University of Tennessee, where he received the prestigious Whittle Scholarship … Baptist in 2002 after serving as an operations administrator at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2011, Little received the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Early Career Healthcare Executive Award. He serves on boards of the Greater Memphis Chamber, Memphis Tomorrow, the New Memphis Institute, the Tennessee Hospital Association, the Mississippi Hospital Association and the Healthcare Institute.

Research Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His research interest includes influenza viruses and viral-bacterial synergism. Dr. McCullers is a pandemic expert who serves in multiple roles related to the Coronavirus pandemic in Shelby County. McCullers has served on the city and county COVID-19 task force, the Back to Business reopening subcommittee, and the School Task Force formed in collaboration with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Executive Director

Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab

36 Bazeberry Road

Cordova, TN 38018

901-758-0036

bmeadows@memphisjewishhome.org

MJon McCullers, MD Chair of Department of Pediatrics

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

848 Adams Ave. Memphis, TN 38103

901-287-6030

info@lebonheur.org

McCullers serves as Chair of Department of Pediatrics at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, where he has also served as Pediatrician-in-Chief. He is also Senior Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Chief Operating Officer for the College of Medicine and Dunavant Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at St. Jude Children’s

Meadows joined Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab in 2013 after 13 years in the nursing home industry, 11 of those as an executive director. He attended Marshall University and then the University of Alabama where he earned a business degree in healthcare management. He began his work in nursing homes as a CNA and worked his way up to being a licensed nursing home administrator. Meadows currently serves on the National Board for the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS), the Tennessee Healthcare Association Board as Nonprofit Council Vice President, and the Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) Memphis District Board as Vice President. He was named 2016 National Young Executive Leader by AJAS, was highlighted and named Healthcare Leader in the October 2014 issue of Memphis Medical News and was named Tara Cares 2011 Administrator of the Year.

Pediatrics East

7465 Poplar Avenue

Suite 201

Germantown, TN 38138

901-260-4937

emiller@pedseast. com

www.pedseast.com

Miller joined Pediatrics East in June of 2021. As Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for day-to-day clinic operations. Prior to joining Pediatrics East, Miller managed pediatric emergency medicine and sub-specialty practices at

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Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Miller graduated from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She then received a Master of Science in Health Administration and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Church Health

1350 Concourse Ave. Memphis, TN 38104

901-272-7170

morriss@churchhealth.org

Dr. Morris has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University, and MD from Emory University. He is a board-certified family practice physician and an ordained United Methodist minister. Since its founding by Morris in 1987, Church Health has provided quality, affordable health care for working, uninsured people and their families. It has grown to become the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the country.

Cameron Murphy

Chief Nursing Officer

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis

5959 Park Ave. Memphis, TN 38119

901-765-1000

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Murphy was named Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Francis Hospital in February 2022, having previously served as the hospital’s interim CNO since November 2021. Before coming to Saint Francis, she served as the National Director of Clinical Operations with Tenet Healthcare in Farmers Branch, Texas. Prior to joining Tenet, Murphy spent 16 years with St. Dominic-Jackson in Mississippi, where she held a variety of roles including Director of Nursing in Patient Care Services and as a Nurse Manager in the Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington.

The Cost of Procrastination

Some of us share a common experience. You're driving along when a police cruiser pulls up behind you with its lights flashing. You pull over, the officer gets out, and your heart drops.

“Are you aware the registration on your car has expired?”

You've experienced one of the costs of procrastination.

Procrastination can cause missed deadlines, missed opportunities, and just plain missing out."

Procrastination is avoiding a task that needs to be done—postponing until tomorrow what could be done today. Procrastinators can sabotage themselves. They often put obstacles in their own path. They may choose paths that hurt their performance.

Though Mark Twain famously quipped, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” We know that procrastination can be detrimental, both in our personal and professional lives. Problems with procrastination in the business world have led to a sizable industry in books, articles, workshops, videos, and other products created to deal with the issue. There are several theories about why people procrastinate, but whatever the psychology behind it, procrastination may cost money—particularly when investments and financial decisions are put off.

As the illustration shows, putting off investing may put off potential returns.

If you have been meaning to get around to addressing some part of your financial future, maybe it's time to develop a strategy. Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial goals.

Early Bird

Let's look at the case of Cindy and Charlie, who each invest $100,000. Charlie immediately begins depositing $10,000 a year in an account that earns a 6% rate of return. Then, after 10 years, he stops making deposits.

Cindy waits 10 years before getting started. She then starts to invest $10,000 a year for 10 years into an account that also earns a 6% rate of return.

Cindy and Charlie have both invested the same $100,000. However, Charlie's balance is higher at the end of 20 years because his account has more time for the investment returns to compound. This is a hypothetical example of mathematical compounding. It’s used for comparison purposes only and is not intended to represent the past or future performance of any investment. Taxes and investment costs were not considered in this example. The results are not a guarantee of performance or specific investment advice. The rate of return on investments will vary over time, particularly for long-term investments. Investments that offer the potential for high returns also carry a high degree of risk. Actual returns will fluctuate. The type of strategies illustrated may not be suitable for everyone.

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite is not affiliated with the named broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Copyright 2022FMG Suite.

Chirag Chauhan, MBA, AIF®, CFP® is the managing partner of Bluff City Advisory Group in Memphis, Tennessee. For more info, please visit bluffcityadvisory.com.

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McDonald Murrmann

Center for Wellness and Health

McDonald Murrmann Center for Skin and Laser

7205 Wolf River Blvd Suite 150

Germantown, TN 38138

901-752-4000

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Dr. Murrmann is the Chief Medical Officer of McDonald Murrmann Center for Wellness and Health and the Medical Director of McDonald Murrmann Center for Aesthetics and Laser. In 1996, she co-founded the all-female McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic with Dr. Mary McDonald believing that no one else could better understand or help deal with women’s issues better than women. In 2018 Dr. Murrmann spearheaded a change in the direction of the clinic and rebranded the clinic to better fit the needs of the patients and their overall health. The clinic and the other providers are focusing on preventative, integrative, and restorative medicine along with many added services.

McDonald Murrmann Center for Wellness and Health also includes McDonald Murrmann Center for Aesthetics and Laser to cover 360º of women’s health. Dr Murrmann, graduated from the University of Tennessee in OB/GYN, specializes in minimally invasive surgery, bio-identical hormones, and has recently completed her fellowship in Anti-aging and Functional Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105

901-595-3300

Stjude.org

With more than 45 years of nursing experience and nearly 30 years of management experience, Robin Mutz joined St. Jude in early 2018. Since then, she has been dedicated to creating a collaborative relationship for physicians, administrators and nurses for the benefit of patient outcomes and the promotion

of research and cures. Her work has resulted in increased certification rates for St. Jude nurses. N

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Saint Francis Healthcare

5959 Park Avenue

Memphis, TN 38119

901-765-1000

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Nelson was named Market Chief Financial Officer by Saint Francis Healthcare in July 2022. In this role, he is responsible for guiding financial operations for Saint Francis-Memphis and Saint Francis-Bartlett. Before joining Saint Francis, Nelson served as Chief Financial Officer at Woodland Heights Medical Center, a part of Community Health Systems, in Lufkin, Texas. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles at Baptist Memorial Health Care including Controller/Director of Finance and Accounting, Senior Finance Manager, and Assistant Controller. Nelson earned a bachelor’s in finance from The University of Illinois and received a master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Baylor University. Additionally, Nelson is a graduate of Leadership Memphis, the Baptist Executive Leadership Institute through Baptist Memorial Health Care and is a member of the Health Care Financial Management Association.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105

901-595-3300

Stjude.org

Dr. Neufeld joined St. Jude in 2017 after 26 years serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and as associate chief of the Division of Hematology/ Oncology at the Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Neufeld was also medical director at the Boston Hemophilia Center. Since joining St. Jude, his research has focused on patient-oriented studies in non-malignant hematology. His work includes the development of gene therapy treatments for hemophilia

patients. He was a key component in the development of a partnership between St. Jude and the World Federation of Hemophilia that is designed to establish and facilitate gene therapy trials for severe hemophilia B in low- and middleincome countries.

Baptist Memorial Health Care

350 North Humphreys Blvd.

Memphis, TN 38120

901-227-5041

Keith.norman@ bmhcc.org

As vice president/chief government affairs and community relations officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care, Norman’s primary responsibilities include establishing and maintaining relationships with government officials and strengthening Baptist’s community outreach partnerships. He is pastor of First Baptist Church-Broad, a member of the Memphis-Shelby County Crime Commission board of directors, a board trustee at Christian Brothers University and a former commissioner of the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance. Norman is the past president of Memphis’ NAACP chapter and now serves on the national board of trustees. A graduate of Morehouse College, Norman earned a doctorate degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in 2016 and published his dissertation, which outlines strategies for urban community development in Memphis, Tennessee. Norman is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

McDonald Murrmann Center for Wellness and Health

7205 Wolf River Blvd

Suite 150

Germantown, TN 38138

901-752-4000

mmcwh360.com

Obaji has twenty-two years of healthcare experience in the Memphis area, including previously serving as CEO of

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Integrity Oncology Foundation. She was a key player in developing and implementing the vision and expansion of the McDonald Murrmann Center for Wellness and Health and now serves as CEO of the group. Obaji has served as chair of the American Cancer Society Gala for several years and started the UT/West Cancer Institute Gala in 2019. She and her husband, Dr. Suhail Obaji, an oncologist at West Cancer Center, reside in Memphis.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

6019 Walnut Grove Road

Memphis, TN 38120 901-226-0505

Brad.parsons@bmhcc. org

Parsons is the VP/CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care’s flagship hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Parsons previously served as administrator and CEO of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, NEA Baptist Clinic and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. He began his career with Baptist as an assistant administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in 2008. Parsons holds a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham Southern College and master’s degrees in hospital administration and business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital

4250 Bethel Road

Olive Branch, MS 38654

662-932-9000

methodisthealth.org

Dr. Patel is chief medical officer for Methodist Olive Branch Hospital, having joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 2013 as a hospitalist. Previously he served as hospitalist and medical director for North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He received a bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi, as well as a Doctor of Medicine from Kansas City University.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN, 38105 901-595-3300

Stjude.org

After Joining St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2015 as Chief Information Officer, Perry was given the task of finding the best way to support the staff of researchers and clinicians at St. Jude with technology that advances at a rapid pace. That includes making sure St. Jude acquires technology that improves the way clinicians and doctors treat and follow up with patients. It also ensures researchers have top notch technology to conduct experiments and store data derived from those experiments. Out of his work has come St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing and collaboration platform that provides researchers access to the world’s largest public repository of pediatric cancer genomics data. St. Jude Cloud was developed through a partnership between St. Jude and Microsoft.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

1211 Union Ave., Suite 700

Memphis, TN 38104 901-478-0565

methodisthealth.org

Polis is chief nurse executive for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a role she’s held since 2012. Previously, she was system director for Main Line Health System in Pennsylvania and administrative director for MacDonald Women’s Hospital in Ohio. She received a bachelor’s degree from University of Kentucky, a master’s degree from The Ohio State University and a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University.

1300 Wesley Drive Memphis, TN 38116 901-516-3700

methodisthealth.org

Dr. Prasad is chief medical officer for Methodist South Hospital. He previously served as CMO for UnitedHealthcare in Jackson, Mississippi, and director of medical outcomes for North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Health

1350 Concourse Ave. Memphis, TN 38104 901-272-7170

prescottj@churchhealth.org

Bartlett-Prescott is the COO at Church Health, where she has served in a variety of leadership positions since 1997. She leads all clinical service lines and health promotion programs. She has a master’s degree in epidemiology and is the leader driving quality improvement throughout the organization.

Regional One Health 877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

Proctor is senior vice president and chief financial officer at Regional One Health, leading all areas of finance for the health care system including revenue cycle, accounting, strategic financial planning, internal audit, facilities operations and materials management. Proctor has more than 24 years of professional experience in health care finance. He joined Regional One Health in 2009 and served in various finance positions before being named CFO in 2021. Prior to joining Regional One Health, Proctor spent 13 years with a managed care organization. He earned his Master of Business Administration and bachelor’s in accounting from the University of

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Memphis. He is a Six Sigma green belt and has worked on numerous process improvement items. Proctor serves on the THA Center for Innovative Solutions (TCIS) board.

West Cancer Center

7945 Wolf River Blvd

Germantown, TN 38138

901-683-0055

westcancercenter.org

Dr. Richey joined West Cancer Center as a Hematology Oncology specialist in January, 2005. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Richey graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN and went on to complete her medical training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama. She continued her Internship and Residency training in Internal Medicine at Baptist Medical Centers, Birmingham and completed her Fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN. Her fellowship training was augmented with additional specialized training at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Division- Houston. Dr. Richey is Board Certified in Medical Oncology. Dr. Richey is currently the Chief Medical Officer for West Cancer Center. She has successfully led and built our Integrative Oncology program and will now begin to lead our Clinical Practice Quality initiatives as well.

Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Regional One Health Foundation

877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103

901-545-7100

regionalonehealth foundation.org

Ritchey has served as the leader of the Regional One Health Foundation since 2004. Prior to that she served as Development Director for Girls Incorporated of Memphis. Tammie is a proud native Memphian, having graduated from Ridgeway High School and Rhodes College. Tammie is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive, an internationally recognized designation

Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis (CMPM) was formed in 2008 as a collection of just six small internal medicine private practice groups. Today, CMPM has grown into a large, multispecialty practice that includes nearly 40 physicians and more than 50 mid-level healthcare professionals, such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and dieticians. Our large team of multispecialty providers include primary care physicians and specialists in allergies, cardiology, endocrinology, hematology and oncology, infectious disease, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and rheumatology.

We have 23 locations in the greater Memphis area.

We strive to maintain our independence within the healthcare industry by creating an autonomous network of nationally recognized and highly trained physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and professional healthcare staff. We address the healthcare needs of those in Shelby County and the surrounding areas by providing outstanding and compassionate care.

All of our providers offer telehealth services, as well, so your patient can consult with a doctor without ever leaving the comfort and safety of their home. Our physicians also see and treat patients in their office, the hospital, as well as at assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

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for philanthropic fundraising executives. She is a member of Vistage International, the Health Management Academy, the Association of Health Care Philanthropy, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Memphis Downtown Rotary Club, and a former President for Women of Achievement.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105 901-595-3300

stjude.org

Dr. Roberts is director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and executive vice president at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude is home to the first and only National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Roberts also serves as full member in the Department of Oncology and holds the Lillian R. Cannon Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Endowed Chair. Dr. Roberts supports five major interdisciplinary research programs that are organized with the specific intent of translating basic science discoveries into curative therapies for children with cancer, while minimizing long-term side effects.

1350 Concourse Ave. Memphis, TN 38104

901-701-2121

robbinsj@churchhealth.org

Robbins serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Church Health. Prior to joining the organization in 2007, Robbins worked in the corporate banking world in Memphis. She is a Past-President of Mid-South Medical Group Management Association and is involved in many community projects and organizations including the Board of Advisors of Memphis Bio-works Foundation’s New Market Tax Credit Program, Tennessee Charitable Care Network Association, and the Junior League of Memphis.

Mays & Schnapp

Neurospine and Pain

55 Humphreys Center Drive Suite 200

Memphis, TN 38120 901-507-1595

maysandschnapp.com

Since 2019, Schnapp has served as CEO of Mays & Schnapp Neurospine and Pain, a pain management practice providing comprehensive pain management to help relieve pain, restore function, and return patients to living their lives for over 20 years. Schnapp develops business strategies and manages company operations and growth across clinical operations, physical therapy, and an ambulatory surgery center over multiple locations. Before joining Mays & Schnapp, Schnapp served as an attorney, working as a special prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office, as well as five years as a trial attorney, specializing in medical malpractice and medical device and product liability litigation and thereafter another two years focusing on healthcare and complex commercial litigation. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law, a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University itself. Schnapp is a published author and regular contributor and presenter on legal and societal topics.

Saint Francis Hospital

5959 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38119

901-765-1000

saintfrancishosp.com

In 2019, Dr. Schwartz assumed the role of CMO for Tenet’s Mid-South region that includes Saint Francis-Memphis, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, and five Tenetoperated facilities in South Carolina. Schwartz oversees quality, patient safety, regulatory readiness, and medical staff services. Under his leadership, Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis earned the prestigious Advanced ThrombectomyCapable Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission. Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett have received the distinction of being Accredited Chest Pain Centers from the Society of Chest

Pain Centers, and have garnered diseasespecific certifications for hip, knee and stroke from the Joint Commission. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency at Tucson Medical Center.

Campbell Clinic

1400 South Germantown Road

Germantown TN, 38138

901-759-3100

dshumate@campbellclinic.com

www.campbellclinic. com

Shumate leads Campbell Clinic, an orthopaedic surgery group founded in Memphis in 1909. Prior to being named CEO in 2021, Shumate was the clinic’s CFO and had held that role since 2010. The organization employs 86 providers and over 800 employees at 8 locations across the Mid-South along with two outpatient surgery centers.

Randy Sites

CEO, UT Regional One Physicians

Regional One Health 877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 901-545-7100 regionalonehealth.org

Sites came to Memphis in 2014 to launch UT Regional One Physicians, a partnership between Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The practice includes more than 200 physicians and advanced practitioners in more than 20 specialties. Sites earned both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Alabama with concentrations in finance and health administration. Prior to joining UT Regional One Physicians, Sites spent several years as the Chief Revenue Cycle Officer at University of Mississippi Medical Center, University Physicians and has worked with several leading health systems and physician practice management firms.

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Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union Ave. Memphis, TN 38104

901-516-7000

methodisthealth.org/ university

Slocum joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 2019 as chief operating officer for Methodist University Hospital before becoming president in 2021. He previously served as vice president of Systems Support Services for Navient Health in Macon, Georgia. Slocum received a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University, and he earned two master’s degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

West Cancer Center

7945 Wolf River Blvd

Germantown, TN 38138

901-683-0055

westcancercenter.org

Dr. Somer joined the West team in 2002 after completing his fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. Dr. Somer also completed his internship and residency at the Hospital University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is Board Certified in Medical Oncology and has a focus on treating GI cancers. As President of West Cancer Center, Dr. Somer supports the executive team, serves as a leader in major projects, provider development, growth and expansion. He also continues to develop sub-specialization throughout the network and continued hospital support.

She became Methodist South president in 2021. Stafford received a bachelor’s degree from Dillard University in New Orleans, a master’s degree from the University of Memphis and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee.

Lindsay Stencel Chief Executive Officer and Administrator Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville

Administrator for Orthopedic Services Baptist Memorial Health Care

1500 West Poplar Ave. Collierville, TN 38017 901-861-9411

Lindsay.stencel@ bmhcc.org

Stencel was promoted to chief executive officer of Baptist Memorial HospitalCollierville in 2020. She held the title chief administrative officer for the hospital from 2016 to 2020. Stencel served as an assistant administrator from 2011 to 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, where she supervised a number of departments, including rehabilitation, food and nutrition, safety and security, pharmacy, oncology services, transportation, teleservices, facility services and construction. A trained occupational therapist, she began her career at Baptist in 2002 as the director of rehabilitation services. Stencel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from the University of Louisiana-Monroe and a Master of Business Administration from Union University.

Scott Strome, MD, FACS

Robert Kaplan Executive Dean, College of Medicine, and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Otorhinolaryngology for 13 years. He has expertise in the treatment of head and neck tumors, thyroid cancer, and diseases of the anterior skull base. Dr. Strome is the co-founder of Gliknik Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics to treat cancer and autoimmunity. His scientific achievements have resulted in 125 publications in leading basic science and clinical journals. He is passionate about reducing the cost of medical education, growing the research portfolio of the College of Medicine, and expanding its entrepreneurial opportunities.

Baptist Medical Group

350 North Humphreys Blvd.

Memphis, TN 38120 901-227-4056

Mark.swanson@ bmhcc.org

Dr. Swanson is CEO of Baptist Medical Group, Baptist’s 850-member multispecialty medical group. He accepted the role after serving as interim CEO for BMG and chief medical officer for Baptist in 2016. Dr. Swanson came to Baptist in March 2014 as chief quality officer. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Swanson earned a medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his pediatric residency training at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, and accepted a fellowship in pediatric critical care and anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. He also earned a Master of Science degree in health care management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Methodist South Hospital

1300 Wesley Dr. Memphis, TN 38116

901-516-3700

methodisthealth.org/ south

Stafford began her career with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 2008 as lead pharmacist for Methodist University Hospital. She was soon named pharmacy director for Methodist Olive Branch Hospital and later served as vice president of Support and Professional Services for Methodist South Hospital.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center 910 Madison, Suite 1002

Memphis, TN 38163

901-448-5293

sstrome@uthsc.edu

Dr. Strome, a cancer surgeon, researcher, entrepreneur, and Executive Dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine, joined UTHSC in 2018, coming from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he served as professor and chair of the Department of

Clinical Health

1407 Union Avenue Ste 700 Memphis, TN 38104 901-866-8864

universityclinichealth. com

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Tim Slocum, FACHE President Ocpivia Stafford, PharmD, MBA President
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Vascular Interventional Physicians

Will Woodruff, MD & Emilio Cazano, MD

Tacker has been serving as CEO of University Clinical Health (UCH) since May, 2020 and is responsible for formulating and executing UCH’s business strategy and operational plans. She also oversees the partnership between UCH and the University of Tennessee and provides oversight for UCH’s 23 locations. Prior to joining UCH, Tacker was Vice President and Executive Director of UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists and served as Chief Financial Officer for Baptist Medical Group. Notably, Tacker had a 15-year tenure with UT Medical Group, where she rose from staff accountant to Vice President. Tacker is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Medical Group Management Association and the American Medical Group Association.

Kurt Tauer, MD, FACP Chairman

West Cancer Center

7945 Wolf River Blvd Germantown, TN 38138

901-683-0055

westcancercenter.org

In February of 2019, Dr. Tauer was appointed Chairman of West Cancer Center bringing 35 years of experience and success to lead the clinic into the next decade of regional growth. Along with Drs. William H. West and Lee Schwartzberg, Dr. Tauer was one of the original founding partners of West Clinic – joining the small oncology practice in 1985 following the completion of his Fellowship at Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center in New York. His commitment to serving the entire community, regardless of their ability to pay, has been the foundation of West Cancer Center’s growing Community Outreach Program – a program that seeks to encourage education, prevention and early detection among the most impoverished and underserved in the Memphis area. A renowned expert in the study and treatment of lung, breast, prostate, colon and melanoma cancers, Dr. Tauer also serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Panel for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105

901-595-3300

Stjude.org

Taylor joined St. Jude in 2008 as an associate member of the Department of Developmental Neurobiology. There, he established a high-impact research program to identify the fundamental basis of neurological diseases by combining human genetics with cell biological and molecular approaches to identify the fundamental basis of neurological diseases. In 2013, scientists in Taylor’s lab discovered that genetic mutations impacting biological phase transitions are a cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS. This discovery led to a better understanding of how these mutations can also contribute to cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.

Manoucheka Thermitus, MBA Chief Operating Officer

Regional One Health

877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

Thermitus is chief operating officer at Regional One Health, leading clinical and non-clinical operational areas including pharmacy, surgical services, laboratory, imaging, food and nutrition services, environmental services, security and emergency management. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University. She has extensive experience in hospital administration, strategic planning, physician relations and patient experience. Thermitus is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Tennessee Hospital Association Council on Inclusion and Health Equity, Mid-South American Heart Association Board of Directors, and Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force.

848 Adams Ave. Memphis, TN 38103 901-287-6030

info@lebonheur.org

Todd joined Le Bonheur as vice president, chief financial officer in June 2013 but has been part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare family since 1996. Todd previously served as CFO at Methodist North Hospital (2008-2013) and Methodist South Hospital (20052008). He also worked as director of Finance at Le Bonheur Children’s from 2002-2005. Todd received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Union University in 1993 and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis. Todd currently serves as treasurer for the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Foundation and as treasurer for UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists. He also serves on the board for Le Bonheur Community Outreach and is an advisor for Le Bonheur Pediatrics.

Regional One Health

877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

Towns has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, beginning her career in state government with the Tennessee Departments of Human Services and Health. Towns has served in senior executive roles in community not-for-profit, rural and urban academic delivery settings in Illinois, Georgia and South Carolina. Certified in healthcare management, Towns is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Delegate on the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board 4 and member of ACHE’s Management Series Editorial Board and Memphis Rotary. She is also a member of the THA Board of Directors and the Chair of the THA Council on Inclusion and Health Equity.

HealthChoice, LLC

1661 International Place Dr., Suite 202 Memphis, TN 38120 901-478-0533

Arthur.Townsend@ myhealthchoice.com

Dr. Townsend has been interim President and CEO of HealthChoice, LLC since September 2020. He has also been Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare since July 2016. Before assuming roles at Methodist and HealthChoice, he was a practicing OB/GYN hospitalist at Methodist Germantown Hospital and continues to be the program director. Before launching the hospitalist program, he ran a successful OB/GYN private practice for 17 years. He has been a clinical faculty member of the UTHSC OB/GYN department since 1994 and held multiple medical staff leadership positions at Methodist, including Medical Staff President and Chief of Staff. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of multiple national and local medical organizations. Dr. Townsend received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, completed his OB/GYN residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Haslam College of Business from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Renee Trammell

Senior Vice President for Business Growth and Post-Acute Care Operations

Regional One Health 877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

Trammell serves as Senior Vice President for Business Growth and Post-Acute Care Operations at Regional One Health. She is a proven health care leader, having worked in the field since 1986 in areas including hospital administration/operation, business development, contract negotiations, budget development and management and leadership of highperformance teams that consistently achieve goals and objectives. Trammell has dual master’s degrees from the

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University of Memphis, in Health Education and Counseling Psychology. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce and the Harbor Town Community Association and has held active memberships with the Healthy Memphis Common Table, Memphis Business Group on Health, Greater Memphis Employee Benefits Council, Mid-South Workers Compensation Association and the Medical Group Management Association.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

1211 Union Ave., Suite 700

Memphis, TN 38104 901-478-0520

methodisthealth.org

Ugwueke is president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a $2 billion six-hospital integrated system. He joined MLH in 2007 as CEO of Methodist South Hospital, later serving a dual role for Methodist North Hospital before advancing to system chief operating officer. Ugwueke was named Modern Healthcare’s 2012, 2018 and 2020 Top 25 Minority Executives in the Nation and CEO of Distinction from Tennessee Hospital Association. He is a 2021 recipient of the Baldrige Foundation Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award. Ugwueke earned a bachelor’s degree from Shaw University, a master’s degree Emory University and a doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Memphis Medical Society Investigator

CNS Healthcare

6401 Poplar Ave, Suite 420

Memphis, TN 38119

901 843-1045

www.cnshealthcare. com

Dr. Usdan is a general endocrinologist practicing at the Memphis VA Hospital. She is also an investigator for the Memphis office of CNS Healthcare where she works on a variety of clinical trials. Her area of interest is in the treatment

of patients with diabetes and obesity. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She will serve as the 2023 President of the Memphis Medical Society.

Memphis VA Health Care System

1030 Jefferson Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104 901-577-7201

www.memphis.va.gov

Vaughn began his career with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2005. He was appointed as Executive Director of the Memphis VA Health Care System on January 30, 2022. He has overall responsibility for the medical, administrative, and support operations of a 1A tertiary care facility delivering medical care, treatment, and services within a 220-bed inpatient facility and nine Community Based Outpatient Clinics covering 53 counties in West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Northern Mississippi. During his service in the United States Navy from 1983-1993, Mr. Vaughn completed four Mediterranean deployments and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, and National Defense medal. Mr. Vaughn is a native of Durant, Mississippi and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University. He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives.

Tennessee Health Science Center. She is the immediate past president of the Bluff City Medical Society, the premier organization for physicians of color in the Memphis metropolitan area, and a subsidiary of the National Medical Association. Dr. Washington is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. In 2022, she received the MLK Luminary Award from the City of Memphis for her community education efforts.

Nicole Washington, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Regional One Health

877 Jefferson Avenue

Memphis, TN 38103

901-545-7100

regionalonehealth.org

Washington serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Regional One Health. She oversees all human resources functions including benefits and wellbeing, compensation and HRIS, HR business advisory, organizational development, and talent acquisition. Washington has over 18 years of comprehensive leadership experience in the human resources field, working in diverse industries including health care, gaming, consumer services and manufacturing. Prior to her current role, she served as the Director of Employee Relations and Vice President of Human Resources for Regional One Health. A graduate of Tennessee State University, Washington obtained her bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management as well as certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Jacquelyn Whobrey MSN, RN, CMSRN, NEA-BC

WLaTonya

Washington, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Methodist Le North Hospital

3960 New Covington Pike

Memphis, TN 38128

901-516-5200

methodisthealth.org

Dr. Washington is chief medical officer for Methodist Hospital North and clinical assistant professor for University of

Chief Nursing Officer Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett

2986 Kate Bond Rd. Bartlett, TN 38133 901-820-7000 www. SaintFrancisBartlett. com

Whobrey joined Saint Francis Bartlett in 2020 having previously served as vice president and chief nurse executive at Community Howard Regional Health. She joined Community Health Network in February 2016 as director of critical

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There are two Certified Family Law Specialists actively representing clients in Memphis.

Both are named Rice.

NBTA certification is a credential earned by judicial recommendation, trial experience, review of the lawyer’s cases, endorsement by other lawyers and rigorous examination. In the United States, 135 Lawyers have achieved this certification in Family Law.

For information about divorce, go to aboutdivorce.com. To talk to a lawyer about divorce call 901.526.6701.

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care services after a 13-year career in nursing that began at the bedside as a medical surgical nurse and grew into 9 years of leadership roles spanning medical surgical, medical-psychiatric units, and critical care. Whobrey is board certified as a Nurse Executive and holds her certification in medical surgical nursing.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

848 Adams Ave. Memphis, TN 38103

901-287-6030

info@lebonheur.org

Wiggins was appointed president of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in 2019. He formerly served as senior vice president of Clinical Operations and the Northern Market, and administrator for Children’s Medical Center in Plano, Texas. Before that, he served as vice president of operations at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. A native of Atlanta, Ga., he holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Liberty University. Wiggins is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the board for the Children’s Hospital Alliance of Tennessee.

West Cancer Center

7945 Wolf River Blvd

Germantown, TN 38138

901-683-0055

westcancercenter.org

Before being appointed Chief Operating Officer, Wilder was Vice President of Operations for West Cancer Center. She joined West Cancer Center as Director of West Clinic’s Comprehensive Breast Center in 2012 where she managed staffing and operations for the two breast center locations. Prior to joining West, Wilder served in leadership roles at the Memphis Heart Clinic (MHC) and aided in the transition as MHC merged with the West Clinic in 2011. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in communications.

InCharge Healthcare 2023 Company Index

Merrell Lynch 27

Baptist Memorial Health Care 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 36

Bluff City Advisory Group 29

Butler Snow 18

Campbell Clinic 7, 10, 34 Greg Campbell Photojournalist 31

Church Health 29, 32, 34

Clearly MD 13, 20

The Conrad Pearson Clinic, PC 16 Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis 13, 33

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare 11, 15, 16, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 32, 36, 40

Midsouth Imaging 11, 38

Midsouth MGMA 10, 21

Neurology Clinic 21

OrthoSouth 23, 24

Peds East 28

Health Choice 39

Hunt & Associates 22

Lakeside Behavioral Health System 2, 12, 20, 24

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital 14, 18, 20, 28, 39, 42

Regional One Health 10, 14, 15, 22, 26, 32, 33, 34, 39, 40

Rice Law Firm 41

Saint Francis Bartlett 24, 40 Saint Francis Memphis 12, 15, 19, 29, 30, 34

Semmes Murphey, PC 10, 25, 27

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 16, 19, 26, 30, 34, 39

Mays & Schnapp Pain Neurospine Center 17, 34

McDonald Murrmann Center for Wellness and Health 19, 30

Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab 11, 27, 28

Memphis Medical Society 14, 15, 16, 40

Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association 35

Memphis Radiological, PC 20

Memphis VA Healthcare System 40

University Clinical Health 14, 21, 36

University of Tennessee Health Science Center 10, 12, 28, 36

Waller Law Firm 13

West Cancer Center 16, 20, 33, 36, 37, 38, 42

42 Memphis Medical News InCharge HEALTHCARE 2023
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