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INCHARGE

Memphis

Y O U R P R I M A R Y S O U R C E F O R P R O F E S S I O N A L H E A L T H C A R E N E W S

HEALTHCARE 2015

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Market Publisher & Contributing Editor:

Pamela Harris

Account ExecutiveJan Stein

Editor: Bob Phillips

Art Director: Susan Graham

Graphic Designers: Katy Barrett-Alley, Amy Gomoljak, James Osborne, Christie Passarello

From the Publisher:What do you get when you assemble an all-star cast on a stage with the Mississippi River as a backdrop surrounded by the city where they direct and influence a myriad of healthcare decisions? Answer: The cover of the 2015 edition of Memphis Medical News’ InCharge Healthcare, a one-of-a-kind directory of healthcare executives in Memphis.

2014 has been one of the most interesting years in the recent history of American healthcare. Of course, we stand in awe of the medical breakthroughs we see and read about almost every day. But these days, we also stand in awe of those learning to navigate the changing face of American healthcare…those who manage our systems to keep the lights on, the labs running and the doors open. Memphis is fortunate to have some extraordinary talent in healthcare management. It is always a challenge to select just a few to put in the spotlight, but when these six assembled on the Mud Island Amphitheatre Stage, I knew we had made good casting decisions.

Ed Avery directs Consolidated Medical Practices and plays an important role in helping independent physician groups band together in order to remain autonomous while overcoming the financial obstacles that have become the new normal in healthcare. Denise Burke is a health law attorney who has gained the trust of the Memphis medical community through years of solid legal guidance. She’s also gained national attention by being named “Lawyer of the Year” for healthcare law for the Memphis and West Tennessee area by Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Dr. Robert Sumter is part of the new senior leadership team helping transform Regional One Health. He has risen from Chief Information Officer at multiple naval hospitals to guiding information technology and the clinical and professional operations at the hospital.

I first met Michael Ugwueke in 2011 when he was running both Methodist North and South Hospitals. This May, he assumed an even larger role as president and COO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. In 2012, he was honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. Dana Dye recently became the first registered nurse to serve as administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care’s flagship hospital. Formerly the Chief Nursing Officer for Baptist, she no doubt brings a unique and valuable perspective to one of Tennessee’s highest volume hospitals. Jeremy Clark took the helm of Saint Francis Bartlett in 2012 after serving as vice-president and chief of staff for Tenet Healthcare. He recently was named to the Becker’s Hospital Review 2014 list “Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40.”

I hope you’ll read more about this stellar cast and their expert offerings in our cover story, “Curtain Rises on Local Healthcare’s Developing Drama as Six with Key Roles Gaze into an Unpredictable Future.” I think you’ll find their comments interesting and thought-provoking.

As always, I hope you find this directory useful throughout the year when you need to call on those in charge of our medical community. We invite your comments and suggestions in helping us assemble future editions of InCharge Healthcare.

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ON THE COVER

L to R: Ed Avery, Consolidated Medical

Practices, Denise Burke, Waller, Lansden,

Dortch & Davis, LLP, Dr. Robert Sumter,

Regional One Health, Dana Dye, Baptist

Memorial Hospital – Memphis, Michael

Ugwueke, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare,

Jeremy Clark, Saint Francis- Bartlett.

Photograph By Hal Jaffe

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Interim Chief Financial Officer: Glynn Riddle

Chief Marketing Officer: Susan Torregrossa

Chief Technology Officer: Matt Locke

Chief Operating Officer/Group Publisher: Eric Norwood

Director Of Digital Sales & Marketing: David Walker

Controller: Todd Patton

Creative Director: Heather Pierce

Director Online Content/Onliine Development: Patrick Rains

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The stage is set for the continuation of the gripping drama known as “Healthcare in the 21st Century.”  It is difficult to predict the turns this tale might take, so improvisation often becomes critical for many decision makers.

One key plotline is the country’s response to the Affordable Care Act – still drawing plenty of attention from the critics – with its ramifications felt in every nuance of action. Dwindling reimbursement, resources and numbers of primary care physicians have meant incredible cliffhangers. Government regulation has created complex plot twists, testing everyone involved. Healthcare administrators are determined to give their best performance as an expectant audience sits on the edge of their seats . . . or examining room tables.

A group of six healthcare professionals who will play key roles in 2015’s developing local story and whose group photo is on the cover of this publication, generously agreed to share their thoughts with the Memphis Medical News about what might unfold. So, as the theater lights dim, let’s take a look at their forecasts.

more of his regulatory power through various agencies as a way to get things accomplished in these next years of presidency.

Denise Burke, partner, Waller, Lansden, Dortch and Davis, LLP, and former medical quality management employee, could foresee possible results of the Republican takeover of the Senate. She said the Senate now has an opportunity to reshape some of the most unpopular aspects of the law, such as eliminating less than 40-hour workweeks to counteract employers’ eschewing provision of health insurance. In addition, she cited possible positive tweaks to taxes.

“The medical device community in Memphis should keep an eye on reform to the medical device tax, which critics see as a 2.3 percent tax on innovation,” Burke said. “With bipartisan backing from Democratic senators, this community could be one of the early winners in the new landscape.”

Regardless of changes in Congress, there are still numerous obstacles facing small medical practices. Ed Avery, administrator, Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis, PLLC, had several pieces of advice.

DANA DYE

JEREMY CLARK

DR. ROBERT SUMTER

Curtain Rises on Local Healthcare’s Developing Drama as 6 with Key Roles Gaze into an Unpredictable Future

Center Stage IssuesPublic demand is what drives

health care decisions—not the recent shift in congressional political power, said Dana Dye, vice president, administrator and CEO of Baptist Memphis. Hospitals will strive to be great healthcare providers, no matter who is in control, she predicted. Jeremy Clark, CEO of St. Francis Bartlett, and Robert Sumter, PhD, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Regional One Health, agreed. The consensus seems to be that effects of a rebalanced Senate, now Republican-controlled, is difficult to predict.

“My guess is that Congress will attempt to modify the Affordable Care Act, but you won’t see a total repeal because there are elements that are popular with the existing populations, such as being able to insure children up to 26 years of age and the removal of pre-existing conditions,” said Michael Ugwueke, DHA, FACHE, president and COO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

Ugwueke predicted continued emphasis on Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and Medicaid expansion and that President Obama would likely use

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MICHAEL UGWUEKE

DENISE BURKE

ED AVERY

“The state of Tennessee is working with insurance carriers to merge commercially insured patients with government employees and TennCare. Practices have been able to balance their cash flow by balancing the percentage of commercially insured patients with those of lower paying governmental plans,” he said. “The merger of these segments could create a race to the bottom for reimbursement.”

Another cash flow issue is high deductible plans, creating an environment where the doctor is a bill collector for the insurance companies and patients are reluctant to get necessary testing, Avery explained. He also warned physicians and practice administrators to do their homework, as it is not beneficial for everyone to sign up for all plans.

No Dress RehearsalHospital administrators are also

seeing more patients with high out-of-pocket insurance plans, and these patients are sicker, said Dye.

“Hospitalists are seeing sicker patients, with more focus on 24-hour service as opposed to seeing patients during the day. The very nature of hospital patients is that they tend to be sicker,” she added.

Dye, who was a nurse administrator for years before becoming Baptist’s first female CEO, expressed that nurses are working in a highly regulated and complex environment with electronic medical

records. Meanwhile, they are being challenged with ever-changing technology, medical procedures and treatments requiring continuing education and study. Recruiting and retaining good bedside nurses in this environment is a challenge, she said, as they have so many options from case management to working in minor medical centers or surgery centers.

Echoing the challenges facing nurses, Clark noted the increasing acuity of hospital patients as a result of illnesses associated with increasing life expectancies. Then, there is the increasing severity of disease.

“With the globalization of our society, nurses must be able to adapt quickly to situations they may have never faced before, as the recent Ebola situation has demonstrated,” Clark said.

As a level I trauma center, Regional One sees length of stay as a challenge. In past, a hospital kept a patient in the same place until that patient was healed and ready to return home. Today, patients are moved to differing levels of care. “Providing the appropriate level of care is vital for the patient and for our health care system. In 2015, we will continue our work to minimize the patient’s length of stay and transfer patients to the next level of care when appropriate,” said Dr. Sumter.

Most of the experts interviewed mentioned that a major challenge is moving from a fee for service system to a value based system. Burke said that financial incentives do not currently

align for physicians at this time. They are asked to design systems to reduce unnecessary care at a time when they are still paid based on the volume of services provided for most patient populations.

“It is difficult to live in both worlds,” said Burke. “All experts agree that there is significant waste in the system that can be removed through significant investment in infrastructure and better coordination of care, without sacrificing patient care.”

Coming AttractionsWith all the uncertainty in the

healthcare forecast, one would think it difficult to see the positives, yet these experts pointed to opportunities.

Ugwueke looks ahead to innovations driven by consumerism in healthcare and is excited for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to find ways to help Memphis become a healthier community.

The shift in healthcare delivery from episodic care to preventative care is daunting, said Dr. Sumter, but it is a tremendous opportunity.

“It directly lines up with our mission to improve the health and well-being of the community we serve. We will be here for those who need a hospital, but we also want to be here for preventative care and outpatient services to reduce the need for hospitalization,” he said.

He also noted that meeting the requirements of meaningful use is a challenge with positives. Driving Regional One into the electronic age,

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he said, it moves them away from paper as well as benefiting patients. “Their health information will be much more accessible, allowing them to take greater ownership in their health and strengthening their relationship with their health care providers.”

Collaboration was another emerging theme. Dye referenced managed care groups such as Select Health Alliance, started as a physician-led, clinically integrated organization in 2012. Its role, she said, is to improve the quality of patient care and preserve the independence of physicians.

One of the most hopeful things anticipated is emerging technology, which will completely transform healthcare. Genetic sequencing has given way to genetic testing, which not only allows prediction of what a patient might encounter, but also how to treat it. Personalized medicine, or the treatment of disease according to what drug has been genetically identified to be most effective for the particular patient, is already being used. That definition of “personalized medicine” broadens as the available technologies expand, including real-time tracking for patients to monitor their individual health.

“There are new consumer-facing technologies coming out every day such as a cell phone app that allows a patient to send an EKG to their cardiologist by placing his or her thumbs on the smart phone for a few seconds,” said Burke. “Similar apps allow hypertensive patients to monitor their blood pressure, and gives cardiologists more meaningful data than ever before, allowing BP information to be collected while the patient is sitting in traffic, in a stressful meeting or even while sleeping.”

Finding the FootlightsWith ever-changing boundaries,

those in the 2015 healthcare scene can certainly expect more change as the story unfolds. Memphis healthcare leaders agree the city is fortunate to be rich in expertise, innovation and a drive to meet difficult challenges. So, for healthcare 2015, the Memphis version, it’s curtain up!

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Dirtiest four-letter word of digital health: “SILO”

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“Silo” is a business term that has been passed around and discussed at many a board room table during the last 30 years. Unlike many other trendy management terms, this one has not disappeared over time. Silos are seen as a growing pain for most organizations of all sizes.

As written by Patrick Lencioni in his book, Silos, Politics and Turf Wars; “Silo-and the turf wars they enable devastate organizations. They waste resources, kill productivity, and jeopardize the achievement of goals.”

Just as an organization evaluates internal and external threats, they must include silos as major threats.

In their book, Systems Thinking Basics, Virginia Anderson and Lauren Johnson define systems thinking as “holistic and big-picture view of the whole. It is recognizing the interconnections between parts of a system and synthesizing them into a unified view.”

Healthcare Policy And ReformThe mind-set present among most healthcare stakeholders is

that they do not wish to share information with others to create a picture view from a macro-perspective. This type of mentality will reduce the efficiency of the overall operation, reduce morale, and most likely will contribute to the demise of parts or to the whole intention of reform.

• “CMS has done more to add to the costs of healthcare, with hurdles and regulations that they themselves could comply with. (Look at the organizational charts for both HHS and CMS)”

• “The first comment and criticism I have is that both HHS and CMS rely too much on processes and not enough on outcomes.”

• “The Obama Administration was obsessed with healthcare reform policy, but oblivious to the nitty-gritty of implementation.”

• “The biggest challenges to providers this year are meaningful use, HIPAA, the Administrative Simplification Act and the implementation of ICD-10, October 1, 2015.”

• “Processes upon processes with a changing target, there can be no positive outcomes. The providers and the patients will most definitely know / feel the negative unintended consequences and that is why the ACA will fail. It is not if it will fail, it is when it will fail, unless change and management within HHS / CMS changes and changes fast.

(Source: “CMS Hasn’t Got a Clue! J. William (Bill) Appling, Medical Economics, Memphis Medical News, April, 2014)

As I mentioned earlier, processes upon processes with ever-changing moving targets and the uncertainty in the amount of change is what we face each day.

With change, there is conflict and with new information, a spiraling of information. This new flavor of the month involves all levels of an organization, whether the stakeholders are directly or indirectly affected.

There are four stages in the change process. First, there is disruption, which causes anxiety, silo protection, and personal gain. The second stage is the intensification, rush, and chaos to make the changes. The time that individuals need to accept or be willing to accept the consequences of the change frequently is not properly allocated. The third stage is the adaptation and evolution stage. (Am I allowed to use the word evolution after this past election?)

This stage incorporates the formation of the change. What will the model look like and how will we get there and in what timeframe. The fourth and last stage is the stability phase of change. Once there is acceptance, it does become easier, but does going through this change process always make it better?

We as individuals need to accept, to make the new paradigm really work.

“The goal in healthcare is to create a culture that is accountable to quality care, safety and service to the community. “ (Andrew E. Catalano, “Silos in the Healthcare Business – Conflicts versus Power,” February 26, 2011.

Despite the potential for improving patient care, a number of healthcare companies have been slow to go digital. Although some medical organizations have blamed the cost of implementation and the uncertain return on investment as reasons to stay away, one study now suggests that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is keeping healthcare providers from diving in. The study; which was released in December, 2013, by the Bipartisan Policy Center, states that HIPAA is “often misunderstood, misapplied and over-applied in ways that may inhibit information sharing unnecessary.

“Despite the significant growth of electronic health information, for the most part, data continues to reside in silos – inaccessible for purposes of improving health as well as the quality, cost and experience of care,” according to the report.

Patrick Soon-Shiang, MD is a medical researcher, professor, surgeon and self-made billionaire, whose aim is solving the interoperability crisis and connecting the industry in the most powerful of ways – a direct response of the discontent with the federal government’s EHR Incentive Program.

He met with President Obama in 2008 with one single plea: “Please, do not fund EHR systems that will create what I call, medical bridges to nowhere, and unfortunately they’ve done exactly that. My concern is with the way meaningful use has been set up to capture processes. What we really need to do is capture outcomes.”

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report last year, saying health information technology would be “unable to truly transform our health system unless they can easily locate and exchange health information.” Spearheaded by Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, House members said, “more must be done to bolster interoperability nationwide. Adopting these standards by 2018 is reasonable and should be the highest priority for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), lawmakers wrote. The office of ONC seemed to agree, with its new chief Karen DeSalvo, MD calling interoperability the “Top priority for 2014” earlier this year.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, in October, appointed Dr. DeSalvo to serve as acting assistant of health, effective immediately. Lisa Lewis, a lawyer who was ONC’s chief operating officer was named acting ONC coordinator. DeSalvo will serve as acting Assistant Secretary “while maintaining her leadership of ONC.” She will continue to work on high-level policy issues at ONC, and ONC will follow the policy direction that she has set.”

DeSalvo will continue as chair of the Health IT Policy Committee, continue leading the development of the interoperability road map and remain involved in meaningful-use policy making. She will also continue to co-chair HHS Cross-departmental work on delivery-system reform. Lewis will provide day-to-day leadership at ONC.

Dr. Joseph Schneider, chief medical information officer at Baylor Scott & White Health, in Dallas, expressed concern. “DeSalvo trying to handle two demanding jobs at the same time seldom has positive outcomes for anyone. If you give people too many things to do they don’t get it done terribly well,” he said. (Modern Healthcare, November 3, 2014.)

In conclusion, Mr. President. Members of Congress…TEAR DOWN THESE SILOS.

BY BILL APPLINGMedicalEconomics

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At Regional One Health, your well being means everything to us. It’s our mission to improve it anyway we can. Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing compassionate care along with remarkable,

new services. It’s not just our job to advance the quality of life in our communities. It’s what we love to do.

RegionalOneHealth.org

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Memphis Listings

ADonna AbneyExecutive Vice PresidentMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516-0549methodisthealthcare.org

Abney has been Executive Vice President of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare since 2002. She oversees, physician services, information systems and marketing and communications. Abney earned a Master of Business Administra-tion degree and a bachelor’s degree in advertis-ing from the University of Memphis. Active in the Memphis community, Abney serves on the board of directors of Health Choice, LLC of Memphis, the Villages of Germantown, and Healthy Memphis Common Table.

Sally Aldrich, RN, MSNAInterim CEO, Affiliated ServicesMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare6400 Shelby View Drive, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38134901.516.1410methodisthealthcare.org

Aldrich is the interim CEO for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Affiliated Services’ Home Care, Hospice, and Palliative Services division. She has led the Methodist hospice program since 1998. As CNO, Aldrich is accountable for patient care and nursing practices and the oversight of nursing roles in the division’s companies, including the Minor Medical centers. Aldrich has a BSN from the University of Michigan and an MSNA from the University of Tennessee at Memphis.  She is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organiza-tion and the National Council of Hospice Profes-sionals, and is a member and past president of the Tennessee Hospice Organization.

Calvin AndersonSenior VP Corporate Affairs and Chief of StaffBlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee85 N. Danny Thomas Blvd.Memphis, TN 38103901.544.2111

Anderson is the Executive Director of the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation and Community Trust. He also oversees BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s State and Federal Government Relations staff.  He serves on the Policy Committee for both the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as well as America’s Health Insurance Plans.  Anderson also serves as Vice Chair of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce.  He previously served on the Health Industry Council for District Eight of the Federal Reserve.

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Noma Anderson, PhDDean of the College of Health ProfessionsThe University of TennesseeHealth Science Center930 Madison Ave., 6th FloorMemphis, TN [email protected]

Arriving at UTHSC in July 2010, Anderson is the fifth permanent dean to lead the college, which was founded in 1972 and renamed the College of Health Professions in July 2014. The college currently has 585 students in its 12 professional degree programs that offer career choices in Audiology and Speech Pathology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Cytotechnology, Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Science), Health Informatics and Information Management, Occupational Therapy, and Physi-cal Therapy. A new Physician Assistant Studies Program began in January 2014, bringing an additional 26 students to the college.

Bill ApplingFounder and PresidentJ. William Appling, LLC296 AngelusMemphis, TN  [email protected]

Appling founded J William Appling LLC , twelve years ago.  He was president of Watkins Uiberall HealthCare Consulting Group from 2010 until May of 2013. He has worked in health care consulting and management for 24 years and with both local and national clients.  He served on the national board of directors of the Medical Group Management Association from 1999-2001 and from 2009-2013. He serves on the small business advisory committee for the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce.   He holds adjunct professor positions at the University of Memphis. Appling publishes and speaks locally and nationally, is a volunteer for a number of local non-for-profit groups and serves on the board of both Lifeblood and the Hope House. 

David L. Archer President and CEOSaint Francis HealthcarePresident and CEOSaint Francis Hospital-Memphis5959 Park AvenueMemphis, TN 38119 901.765.1805Saintfrancishosp.com

Archer became President and CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis in 1997. For the past 6 years, he has also held the title as CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare. His innovative style of leadership led to the creation of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Saint Francis, the Center for Surgical Weight Loss and a rapidly growing new physician practice entity, Saint Francis Medical Partners. Archer received his Bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and holds a Master’s Degree

Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a proposed rule to codify changes made by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which authorize severe penalties for the failure to return Medicare and Medicaid overpay-ments promptly. Providers face civil monetary penalties, assessment, and exclusion for, among other things, failure to report and return a known overpayment within 60 days of the date the overpayment was identified or the date any corresponding cost report is due, if applicable. The proposed rule interprets the penalty as a per-day penalty of up to $10,000 for each day that a provider fails to report and return each overpayment. Even the lesser of the 60-day penal-ties could be crippling for a healthcare provider, and the per-day penalty is a heavy-handed approach that is intended to scare providers into settling cases rather than risk penalties that could bankrupt their organizations.

In July, the U.S. Department of Justice and the New York State Attorney General’s office filed a complaint charging Healthfirst, Inc., a not-for-profit managed care organization, and a number of sponsoring hospitals with failing to return overpayments within the 60-day period required by the ACA and New York state law. This is the first instance of enforcement of the 60-day rule, and all signs indicate that this is merely the opening salvo in what looms as a challenging new era for healthcare providers.

The Healthfirst Complaint states that sometime around 2009, “due to a software compatibility issue,” Healthfirst’s remittances to participating providers erroneously indicated that additional payment could be sought from secondary payors. As a result, numerous providers began gen-erating invoices automatically through electronic billing systems to secondary payors, includ-ing Medicaid. In September 2010, the NY State Comptroller’s Office raised questions regarding claims submitted on behalf of Healthfirst’s sponsoring hospitals. In February 2011, following an internal investigation, the hospitals were informed by an employee that more than 900 claims dating back to May 2009 had resulted from the billing error. The complaint continues that the hospitals did nothing further with the employee’s analysis and reimbursed the DOH for only five of the improperly submitted claims. The complaint concludes that the hospitals fraudu-lently delayed repayments for up to two years after knowing of the extent of the overpayments and “thus intentionally or recklessly failed to take the necessary steps to timely identify the claims affected by the software issue or to timely reimburse DOH for those affected claims that resulted in overbilling to Medicaid.” The proposed rules and the Healthfirst case are only one indication of the current aggressive healthcare environment. This year, for the first time in West Tennessee, we have seen Medicare contractors implement payment suspensions prior to the conclusion of investigations based on “credible allegations of fraud,” a standard that may be met merely by a hotline tip or findings of a Medicare audit contractor.

Now more than ever, providers need to be diligent about filing claims appropriately. Compli-ance programs need to be dusted off, updated and – most importantly – followed. Employees need to be trained on policies of what to do in the event of an audit or investigation before such an event occurs. Upon notice of an audit or investigation, physicians should notify their insurance carriers. Many physicians in Tennessee are insured by the physician-owned and physician-friendly State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company which may provide some limited legal expense reimbursement coverage for investigations by governmental agencies or contractors.

It is unfortunate that providers are required to expend time and money avoiding or defending such aggressive enforce-ment actions at a time when energy and money is need to redesign care models, not to mention, treat patients.

Denise Burke is a partner in the healthcare compliance and operations practice group at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis. Waller, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, retail and hospitality industries, is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. with offices in Birmingham, Ala., Austin, Tex., and Memphis, Tenn. With approximately 200 attorneys, Waller helps clients navigate a diverse range of complex transactional, regulatory and litigation issues. For more information, visit www.wallerlaw.com.

And so it begins: First False Claims Act Charges Brought under 60-Day Repayment Rule By Denise Burke

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in Business Administration from Columbia University in New York and a Master’s degree in public health from the Columbia University School of Public Health.

Meri Armour, MSN, MBAPresident, CEOLe Bonheur Children’s Hospital848 Adams Ave.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Armour was named President and CEO in 2007 and has since led the hospital through tremendous growth, including the opening of a $340-million state-of-the-art facility. Le Bonheur is included in the U.S. News & World Report listing of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” ranking in seven different specialties. Armour has served on the Children’s Hospital Association Board of Directors and the Child Health Corporation of America Board of Directors. She also serves on the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce Board, the Urban Child Institute Board of Directors and the Memphis Research Consor-tium. She is also a member of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis and the Memphis Women’s Forum. Armour received a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Case Western Reserve University.

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Kyle ArmstrongCEO and AdministratorBaptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville1500 West Poplar Ave.Collierville, TN [email protected]

Armstrong is administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. He received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and business administration from Baylor University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a second master’s degree from UAB in health care administration. Before coming to Baptist Col-lierville, Armstrong completed an administrative fellowship with Baptist Memorial Health Care and served in leadership roles at three Baptist Memorial hospitals.

Nancy AverwaterChief Executive Officer Home Care & Hospice ServicesInterim Vice President of Human ResourcesBaptist Memorial Health Care6141 Walnut Grove RoadMemphis, TN [email protected]  

Averwater serves as CEO of Baptist Memo-rial Home Care, Inc., in addition to service as Baptist Memorial Health Care’s interim vice

president of human resources. Averwater also serves as the CEO for the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, Baptist Home Medical Equipment and Medical Alternatives Home Infusion. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Harding University and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Memphis. Averwater volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, has served on the Leadership Memphis board of directors and is a member of several civic organizations.   

BJoe BaierOwner/CEOMroz Baier Breast Clinic6005 Park Avenue Suite 700 Memphis, TN 38119901.527.3391breastcareclinic.com

In 1994, Baier co-founded the Mroz-Baier Clinic in memory of his late wife Julie Bourgeois Baier (1943–1990). Today the globally recognized clinic honours her wish that a center of excel-lence be established to provide patients with the treatment they need, expect and deserve. The clinic combines state-of-the-art technology with state-of-the-heart emotional support for patients with breast cancer and trains Mayo Clinic fellows. The clinic was the first accredited breast center within a five state area.

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Sandra Bailey-DeleewChief Executive Officer Extended Care Hospital Methodist University Hospital1265 Union Ave. Memphis, TN 38104901.516.2215methodisthealthcare.org

Bailey-Deleeuw is the CEO of Methodist Ex-tended Care Hospital, the long-term acute care hospital within Methodist University Hospital. In addition, she is Vice President of Senior Services with responsibility for a system-wide strategy for senior patient and family care and Care Transitions within the Methodist system. Bailey-Deleeuw holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science degree in Health Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Policy. She is Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is active in various civic groups.

Brian M. Barbeito, MBA,MSHA, FACHEChief Executive OfficerMid-South Imaging & Therapeutics, PAMemphis InterventionalRadiology Clinic6305 Humphreys Blvd., Suite 205Memphis, TN. 38120901.747.1000msit.com

Barbeito serves as CEO of MSIT & MIRC, a large premier multi-specialty radiology practice serving the tri-state Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas communities. Barbeito is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is an active member of both Medical Group Management Association and Radiology Business Management Association. He currently serves on the State of Tennessee Legislative Committee for the Medical Group Management Association and on the national Board of Direc-tors for the Radiology Business Management Association.

Steve Bares, Ph.D.President and Executive DirectorMemphis Bioworks Foundation20 S. Dudley St., Suite 900Memphis, TN [email protected]

Bares has served as President and Executive Director of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation since 2001. In his role, he oversaw the building of a new 26,000-square-foot preclinical research facility in the UT-Baptist Research Park. He is active in developing the entrepreneurial community in Memphis, with a 50,000-square-foot incubator, high-tech accelerators and mentoring support for new companies. In 2007, he formed Innova Inc., an early-stage venture fund focused on technology, clean tech and bioscience companies in Tennessee. He is co-founder and board chairman of the Memphis

Doctors Drive Demand For Luxury Technologyby Brad Parsley, co-owner at Audio Video Artistry

Today, we use smartphones and tablets for all sorts of purposes. These devices put a wide range of functionality and resources at our fingertips and we couldn’t imagine going without them. Virtually everyone is now accustomed to going to a single device for email, text, entertainment, internet, and apps that do pretty much anything you can think of. Oh, and of course they make phone calls too!It’s all about convenience and control. So, I’m surprised daily why so many homes don’t offer this same level of convenience and control. I visited a doctor’s brand new home the other day to talk with him about imple-menting some entertainment options. It was built by a “custom” builder and was just south of seven figures. Evidently this builder had not considered technology as a major consider-ation to the home.The home was not wired much differently than it would have been if it were built in 1980! In 2014, we might expect that in a Habitat for Humanity home, but not in a million dollar luxury home. We wouldn’t dream of buying a new car without all the latest technological offerings but don’t give it a second thought in our homes where it’s perhaps most important. Even the most “technically challenged” of homeowners would place importance on speed and flexibility when it comes to computers and networked devices in their homes. Very few will refuse to own a television or at least occasionally listen to music. We are all candidates for technology on some level and it’s impossible to ignore completely.Security, lighting, climate, televisions, and music are just a few of the things we should be able to access and control in our homes from a single point of control. The smart-phone or tablet you already own is perfect for this! The level of convenience, safety, and energy efficiency this affords is the very definition of luxury. While this technology can certainly be retrofitted into any existing home, it’s a shame that so many sparkling new homes lack something that should be a standard offering.Doctors are a large segment of our clientele. With doctors experiencing new technology every day in their professional life, it is natural that they also want to carry over the new technology in their homes. We are here to advise. Many of you will buy or build new homes in the near future and you’ll want to know what options are available to you.While technology may be a necessary part of our lives, few of us want it dominating our homes decor or adding complexity to our lives. Our company’s ability to make technology disappear has made Audio Video Artistry a favorite with women as much as men, as well as the go to choice for the region’s top architects and interior design-ers. Additionally, we design our systems from the client’s perspective where ease of use and reliability are the top priorities.Audio Video Artistry has created a design studio that, in less than thirty minutes, will enable homeowners to experience all the latest trends in home technology. Instead of just handing our customers brochures or talking to our customers about the latest trends, you can experience all of the options for yourself and determine what is right for you and your lifestyle at the AVA Design Studio. Here, you are able to put your hands, eyes, and ears on the most amazing technologies ever assembled in one place in Memphis.Our homes should be as efficient, convenient, and entertaining as everything else in our life is designed to be. Luxury homes in our area should be updated just as they are in so many other parts of our country. We believe that busy medical professionals deserve to know what their best options are in home technology. We hope to see you soon!

Brad Parsley is co-owner of Audio Video Artistry located in Memphis, Tennessee. You can contact Brad by phone at (901) 601-6254 or via email at [email protected]

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Academy of Science and Engineering, a STEM charter school. Bares holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and an MBA, and has authored nine patents.

David BarhamVice President of Finance OperationsBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Barham is vice president of finance operations for Baptist Memorial Health Care. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and has been a Baptist colleague for 21 years. During his Baptist career, he has served as chief financial officer for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, Baptist’s West Tennessee and East Arkansas hospitals and Baptist’s regional market. He was promoted to his current position in 2004.

David Baytos Chief Executive OfficerMethodist Olive Branch Hospital4250 Bethel Rd.Olive Branch, MS 38654662.932.9000methodisthealthcare.org

Baytos was named CEO of Methodist Olive Branch Hospital in 2009. In this role he was responsible for overseeing the development, construction and operations of the hospital, the first newly licensed approved in the State of Mississippi in 25 years when it opened in August 2013. Baytos has been with Methodist since 1998 and is the former CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.  During his tenure at Germantown, the hospital grew from a 120-bed community hospital to a 309-bed regional hospital with the opening of the hospital’s West Wing followed by the Women and Children’s Pavilion.  He was also responsible for the establishment of the Germantown Outpatient Diagnostic Center, Methodist Breast Center, Germantown Surgery Center and Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Center.

Ken BeasleyChief Executive OfficerMSK Group, P.C. (OrthoMemphis, Memphis Orthopaedic Group, & Tabor Orthopedics)6286 Briarcrest AveMemphis, TN 38120901.259.1600orthomemphis.com

Beasley is also the owner of Pinnacle Health LLC, which provides anesthesia services to community hospitals and consulting services to physician practices. He was formerly the CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital–Memphis. He is actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation and member of the American College of Orthopaedic Executives and Medical Group Management Association.

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Eric H. Benink, MD, MBA, FAAEMSenior Vice President and Chief Medical OfficerRegional One Health 877 Jefferson AvenueMemphis, TN 38103901.545.7100 regionalonehealth.org

Benink joined Regional One Health as senior vice president and chief medical officer in October of 2014. Prior to joining Regional One Health he was the CMO at Northwest Com-munity Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois and also previously held the CMO position at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Illinois. Specializing in emergency medicine, Benink also served in the United States Air Force during the Gulf War. His professional associations and community service include organizations and initiatives focused on patient access and quality care. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

O. Lee Berkenstock, M.D.President, Memphis Medical SocietyFamily MedicinePrimary Care Specialists3109 Walnut Grove RoadMemphis, TN  38111901-458-0162

Originally born in Nashville, Berkenstock moved to Memphis at an early age.  He is a graduate of Christian Brothers High School.  He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt Univer-sity.  In 1992, Berkenstock received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee – Memphis.  He completed his internship and residency in family medicine at the University of Tennessee – Memphis.  He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice.  He has a sub-specialty in obstetrics and gynecol-ogy.  Berkenstock is in private practice with the Primary Care Specialists.  He has served as both a TMA Young Physician Delegate, on behalf of Tennessee, to the AMA and as the Memphis Medical Society Young Physician Delegate to the TMA.  He is a graduate of the TMA Physi-cian Leadership College.

J. Barry Birmingham, MHA, CMPEChief Administrative OfficerMetropolitan Anesthesia Alliance, PLLC1900 Exeter Road, Suite 210Germantown, TN 38138901-818-2161www.maamemphis.com

With over 15 years of experience, Birmingham has held executive leadership positions in vari-ous medical practice and hospital organizations in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Harding University and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Texas

State University. Birmingham is certified in medical practice management via the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Gwen BonnerChief Operating OfficerSaint Francis Hospital- Bartlett2986 Kate Bond Rd.Bartlett, TN [email protected]

Bonner joined Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett as its COO in September 2007. She was responsible for overseeing the hospital’s recent 96-bed facility expansion project, emergency room remodeling and expansion, and addition of two new cardiac and interventional labs. In addition, she maintains direct responsibility for Laboratory Services, Imaging Services, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services, Engineering, Food and Nutritional Services, Environmental Services, and Cardiopulmonary Services. Prior to this, Bonner served as Vice President of Clinical Services at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis.

Jim Boswell Vice President of Physician ServicesBaptist Memorial Health Care CEOBaptist Medical Group1717 West MasseyMemphis, TN [email protected]

Boswell is vice president of physician services and CEO for Baptist Medical Group and joined Baptist in 2010 after serving as CEO of NEA Baptist Clinic, headquartered in Jonesboro, Ark. Because of his leadership, BMG has grown from just over 50 providers three years ago to nearly 600 today. Boswell holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago and has served as CEO, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of several large multi-specialty group practices around the country.  Boswell serves on several community and health care-related boards on the local and state level, and he is chairman of the board of the American Medical Group Foundation.

Andrew “Drew” BotschnerChief Executive OfficerUT Medical Group, Inc.1407 Union Ave., Suite 660 Memphis, TN 38104901-866-8383 utmedicalgroup.com.

Botschner has been recently appointed chief executive officer for UT Medical Group Inc. He was previously an owner/operator and general counsel for CarePoint Partners LLC, a Cincinnati-based provider of pharmacy and related services for patients who need home-based infusion services.  He also served as general counsel for UC Physicians, the faculty practice group for the University of Cincinnati Medical School, and for Ohio’s Deaconess Health System. An Ohio native, Botschner

earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier University.

Bill BreenSenior Vice President of Physician AlignmentMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516.0546methodisthealthcare.org

As of June 2010, Breen has served as Senior Vice President of physician alignment at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Previously, he was CEO of Health Choice, LLC, the exclusive managed care contracting organization for MetroCare Physicians and Methodist Health-care, serving the Memphis and Mid-South area. Breen is responsible for overseeing the development of strategies and operations that align Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and its physician partners. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Louisville and an MBA from the University of Memphis. Breen is currently working on his DSc in Health Administration.

Kennard D. Brown, JD, MPA,PhD, FACHEExecutive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations OfficerThe University of Tennessee Health Science CenterHyman Administration Building62 S. Dunlap, Suite 219Memphis, TN [email protected]

Brown is executive vice chancellor and COO at UTHSC and responsible for coordinating day-to-day administrative operations and management of the campus central administration. A 16-year UTHSC employee, he began his service in the Office of the General Counsel. Brown has also been director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, Office of Employee Relations and Center on Health Disparities. Brown is an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy and in the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine. He currently manages the Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery, The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center BSL3 Regional Biocontainment Laboratory.

Denise BurkePartnerWaller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP1661 International Drive, Ste 400 Memphis, TN [email protected]

Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, physicians, medical device companies and other healthcare clients trust Burke for practical

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Surgical facilities across Tennessee are realizing they can no longer settle for the status quo when it comes to anesthesia services.

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and innovative solutions to a wide range of compliance and operations issues. Her in-house experience in hospital, home health, durable medical equipment and physician practice management settings make her a trusted and enthusiastic advisor on both day-to-day health-care operations issues and long-term strategic objectives. Burke is recognized in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers for her healthcare law experience and was voted 2012’s “Lawyer of the Year” in healthcare law for the Memphis and West Tennessee area by Best Lawyers, which is affiliated with U.S. News and World Report.

Robert BurnsChief Executive OfficerClearlyMD Practice Solutions3775 Covington PikeMemphis, TN 38135901.373.8949www.clearlymd.com

Having managed medical practices for more than 30 years, Burns is responsible for management of Memphis’ largest women’s health practice, Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association, PC (MOGA) and has consulted with multiple practices throughout his career. Other current clients include Dr. Kristin Miller, Dr. Christine Mestemacher, Dr. Roy Bors-KoefoedWomen’s Physicians Group, PLLC and the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, P.C. Staffed by 30 employees, the management firm offers a full range of services including practice management, billing, human resources, market-ing, IT, and financial management.

CEric W. Callan CRNA, NP, MSN, APRNPresidentLifeLinc Anesthesia716 W. Brookhaven CircleMemphis, Tennessee 38117901.844.1590

Callan serves as President and CEO of LifeLinc Anesthesia, a comprehensive anesthesia management company providing services for hospitals and ASCs in nine states. He oversees the strategic growth and development of the organization while cultivating both clinical and administrative relationships with each client. Callan earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing, his Master of Science in Nursing as well as his post-graduate anesthesia training from the University of Tennessee. He is currently complet-ing his Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.

R. Brad Canada, MD MSChief Medical OfficerUT Medical GroupAssociate Professor of MedicineUT Health Science CenterMemphis, TN 38104901.866.8398www.utmedicalgroup.com

R. Brad Canada was named UT Medical Group’s

Chief Medical Officer in 2013. A board certified nephrologist, he joined UTMG’s medical staff in 2004 and was named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Interim Chief of the Division of Nephrology and in 2009 was named Associate Professor of Medicine. In 2012, he was appointed Associate Chief Medical Officer for UT Medical Group.

Emily M. CapadalisSenior Vice President, Medical Private BankingFirst Tennessee Bank4385 PoplarMemphis, TN [email protected]

Capadalis is Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager for First Tennessee’s Medical Private Banking Group. She has nearly 20 years of experience specializing in financial services for medical clients. Emily is a member of the Mid-South Medical Group Management Association, and involved in several community groups, including the American Heart Associa-tion, First Tennessee Women’s Initiatives, and Junior League of Memphis. She is a graduate of St. Agnes Academy in Memphis and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Victor John Carrozza, MBADirector of Membership & Com-municationsThe Memphis Medical Society1067 Cresthaven RoadMemphis, TN 38119901.761.0200mdmemphis.org

Carrozza has served as membership director for the Memphis Medical Society since 2004. Prior to joining the Medical Society, he was the director of marketing and public relations for the Memphis Symphony, where he assisted in transitioning the orchestra into their new venue, the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Carrozza received his undergraduate degree in business administration (marketing) from Christian Brothers University in 1992. In 1999, he completed his MBA at the University of Memphis.

Pam Castleman, MSNChief Nursing OfficerRegional One Health877 Jefferson AvenueMemphis, TN 38103901.545.7100 regionalonehealth.org

Castleman has more than 30 years of experience in nursing management in various inpatient and outpatient settings. She joined Regional One Health in 1995, and for the next 15 years she spent time as the nursing director for services including trauma, burn, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, wound care and emergency services. She was named CNO in 2010. Castle-man is responsible for all of patient care services at Regional One Health and has been involved

in numerous process improvement projects in recent years including an emergency depart-ment throughput and renovation project.

Michael Cates, CAEChief Executive OfficerThe Memphis Medical Society1067 Cresthaven RoadMemphis, TN [email protected]

Cates has been with The Memphis Medical Society (MMS) since 1985. During his 29-year tenure, he has advocated on behalf of physician members on a variety of legislative, educational and scope-of-practice issues. The MMS is a professional membership society for physicians. It was founded as the Shelby County Medical Society in 1876. The organization currently has 1,952 members.

Phil CestaroPresident and CEOTriMetis20 South Dudley St., Suite 900Memphis, TN 38103901.866.1419 901.674.7730 mobile

Cestaro is the President and CEO of TriMetis Life Sciences and Vice President of Life Sciences for Memphis Bioworks Foundation. As CEO of TriMetis, he oversees all aspects of operations, strategy, and sales.  TriMetis is a pre-clinical research services company dedicated to helping its clients advance their research through access to specialized laboratories, high quality bio-specimen procurement, and customized consultation services.  Cestaro has more than 20 years of executive-level experi-ence in small and large companies, including his previous role as President, SCRI Global Services at Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI).  Cestaro received his bachelor’s degree in English and accounting from Washington and Jefferson College.

Zach ChandlerExecutive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Baptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

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 Univer-sity, he received a master’s degree in health administration from Washington University. Before stepping into his current role, Chandler served as CEO and administrator of four Baptist Memorial hospitals, as well as vice president and CEO of Baptist’s metro-Memphis and regional divisions.

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Paul Cheek, CPHIT, CPEHRDirector of Implementation and SalesPCS Medical Solutions, LLC7895 Players Forest Dr.Memphis, TN 38119901.757.0830901.409.3667 cellwww.pcs-ms.com

Cheek is Director of Implementation, Sales and Marketing at PCS Medical Solutions. An honor-ably discharged Airman from the US Air Force (2001), Cheek is acollege-graduate. His medical background began as a Certified Independent Duty Coreman in the Air Force that led to an early career as a Physician Assistant for Hanis-sian Health Care, where he developed a patient portal for the practice. Cheek was formerly a Health Information Technology Specialist with Qsource and the Tennessee Regional Exten-sion Center (TNREC). He was responsible for recruiting providers and coaching them through all required Core and Menu measures under the CMS Meaningful Use program.

Kristina CherryChief Nursing OfficerSaint Francis Hospital-Bartlett2986 Kate Bond Rd.Bartlett, TN [email protected]

Cherry joined Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett as chief nursing officer in March of 2014. She is responsible for providing executive level leader-ship for patient care and departments. Prior to this, she served as associate CNO at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Cherry also previously held the CNO position at Chris-tus Saint Frances Cabrini. Cherry received her Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing from University of Alabama at Birmingham and Master of Nursing degree from Emory University. She is ANCC board certified as a nursing executive advanced and family nurse practitioner.

Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBADean and Professor of the College of PharmacyThe University of TennesseeHealth Science Center881 Madison Ave., Suite [email protected]

Chisholm-Burns is the dean and a professor for the UTHSC College of Pharmacy. A nationally known investigator, researcher and educator, Chisholm-Burns has a strong background in patient care, particularly with solid-organ trans-plant recipients. She is the founder and director of the Medication Access Program, which operates in Georgia to provide medication to roughly 800 solid-organ transplant patients. Her writing has appeared in more than 275 publications, and she has received about $10 million in external research funding as principal investigator from organizations including the National Institutes of Health.

Gyasi ChisleySenior Vice President/CEOMethodist North Hospital3960 New Covington PikeMemphis, TN 38128901.516.5389methodisthealthcare.org

Chisley joined Methodist North Hospital in 2013 as Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Methodist North, he was the president and site administrator at Mercy Health, Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. In that role he was responsible for all business, financial, HR, nursing, and operations transac-tions. Additionally, he was the corporate service line executive for orthopedics, facilities, and food and dietary. Chisley earned dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and a master’s degree in health services/business administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jeremy ClarkChief Executive OfficerSaint Francis Hospital- Bartlett2986 Kate Bond Rd.Bartlett, TN [email protected]

Clark joined Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett as its CEO in June 2012. Prior to this, he served as Tenet Healthcare’s vice president and chief of staff, developing and implementing the company’s national strategy. Clark has held previous positions within Tenet as the chief operating officer at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida and associ-ate administrator at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Sarah Colley, JD, MHA, PHRSenior Vice President, Human ResourcesRegional One Health877 Jefferson AvenueMemphis, TN 38103901.545.7100 regionalonehealth.org

Colley joined Regional One Health as the senior vice president of human resources in 2013 and is responsible for personnel, recruitment, labor relations, training and development, and occupational health. Colley served in human resources leadership positions at health systems in Little Rock, Arkansas for 8 years, and she also practiced law in Arkansas from 2002 to 2005. As a result of the culture shift led by Colley and her team, Regional One Health was named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2014 by Becker’s Healthcare and was selected one of the “Top Places to Work” in 2013 by the Commercial Appeal. Colley is a member of the Junior League of Memphis, the Circle of Friends with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and has recently begun working with the Women’s Initiative Think Tank, an auxiliary of the Women’s Foundation.

Jan ConwillChief Operations OfficerFamily Cancer Center Founda-tion, Inc.6005 Park Avenue, Suite 1000-BMemphis, TN 38119901.685.5655familycancercenter.com

Conwill became the Chief Operations Officer of the Family Cancer Center Foundation in 2013. She earned a BSOL from Union University and an MBA with healthcare concentration from Bethel University. Conwill directs, administers, and coordinates all operational functions for Family Cancer Center which includes five locations, nine physicians, and 65 employees. She is past president of the Mid-South MGMA and continues to be an active member of the Medical Group Management Association as well as the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management. She currently serves on the American Cancer Society Gala’s as well as other volunteer activities in her community.

Susan Cooper, RN, MSN, FAANChief Integration Officer and Senior Vice President, Ambulatory ServicesRegional One Health 877 Jefferson AvenueMemphis, TN 38103901.545.7100 regionalonehealth.org

Cooper joined Regional One Health in 2013 with a focus on the healthcare delivery model of the future, including a shift from care provided in the hospital to care in the community through a system of ambulatory services to meet the individual’s health needs. 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.

Reginald Coopwood, MD President and CEORegional One Health877 Jefferson AvenueMemphis, TN 38103901.545.7100 regionalonehealth.org

Coopwood has served as the president and CEO of Regional One Health since March 2010. He leads the senior executive team and has led the organization through a transformation including service enhancements, improvements in customer service and a recent rebranding. Dr. Coopwood’s work at Regional One Health is complemented by his commitment to the com-munity. He serves on several local and national boards, including BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Tennessee Hospital Association and March of Dimes. He also chairs the American Hospital Association’s Metropolitan Hospitals Governing Council. He has earned numerous honors for his work in healthcare, including be-ing named one of Tennessee’s Healthcare Top

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25 in 2007 and 2009 and Memphis Magazine’s Who’s Who in 2010 – 2012. He has received the 2010 individual Leader in Health award from the Community Health Charities of Tennessee; the Memphis Business Journal’s Healthcare Heroes Award of Administrative Excellence in 2011; and the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Diversity Champion Award in 2013.

Steven Coplon, MHA, FACHE, FACMPEChief Administrative OfficerMcDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic (MMWC)7205 Wolf River Blvd. Suite 150Germantown, TN 38138901.752.4500www.mmwc.md

As Chief Administrative Officer of MMWC, Coplon develops and executes the group’s strategic plan. As former CEO of West Clinic, he comes from a strong background in healthcare management, representation and strategic planning. McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic has seven full-time female physicians and three nurse practitioners. It was founded in 1996 by Drs. Mary McDonald and Susan Murrmann.

David Crislip, BSN, MBA, FACHEChief Operations OfficerJones Clinic7710 Wolf River CircleMemphis, TN 38138901.202.7634jonescancerclinic.com

Crislip, who has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and leadership, is the COO of the Jones Cancer Clinics. During his career, Crislip was formerly Director of Clinical Services for The Med where he led and initiated several outpatient clinics. He also served as Administrator for Methodist Fayette Hospital during which time he completed his MBA and became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Jones Cancer Clinics provide independent comprehensive cancer care in Memphis and surrounding area and in North Mississippi at their New Albany based Heme/Onc clinic.

DLisa A. DanielChief Executive OfficerMemphis Mental Health Institute (MMHI)951 Court Ave. Memphis, TN [email protected]

Daniel was named to her current position July 2012, after having served as interim CEO since May 2011. Prior to that, she was Assistant Su-perintendent of Program Services at MMHI. She has worked in state government for more than 15 years, for both the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

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and the Tennessee Department of Human Services. She has spent 29 of her 35-year career in mental health services, both community and hospital-based.

Dr. Paul DePriestExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Baptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Dr. Paul 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 com-pleted 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.

James R. Downing, MDPresident and Chief Executive OfficerSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital262 Danny Thomas PlaceMemphis, TN 38105901-595-3300stjude.org

Downing is president and chief executive officer of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He also oversees the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, which uses whole genome sequencing to advance understanding of some of the most aggressive and least understood childhood cancers and to lay the groundwork for the next generation of patient care. His research focuses on the genetic basis of cancer and using the information gained to improve treatment for pediatric cancer. In 2012, TIME recognized his pioneering work with the genome project as one of the top 100 new scientific discoveries.

Lynn Bennett DoyleExecutive Director Business Devel-opment and MarketingDelta Medical Center3000 Getwell Memphis, Tn. 38118901.369.8501deltamedcenter.com

Doyle has been with Delta Medical Center for 29 years. She holds an undergraduate degree

in Education/Communication and a Master’s degree in Counseling. For the last 16 years she has served as the Director of Marketing/Busi-ness Development. Doyle is Past-President of Creative Aging Mid-South, serves on the Board of Directors for Alzheimer’s Day Services, the Board of Directors for the Professional Network on Aging and is Allocations Team Captain for United Way of the Mid- South. She was most recently elected to the Advisory Council of the Memphis Prevention Coalition. She is the television host for Health Awareness on WYPL Channel 17 in Memphis.

Gregory DuckettSenior Vice President and Chief Legal OfficerBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Duckett serves as senior vice president and chief legal officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care. 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 com-munity, serving on the boards of the Tennessee Election Commission, National Civil Rights Museum, the Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Memphis Board of Visitors, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Association, and the Riverfront Development Corporation.

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Elizabeth Montegut Dupont, EdDExecutive DirectorHope HouseP. O. Box 41437Memphis, TN 38174-1437901.272.2702 ext. 202www.hopehousememphis.org

Dupont has been the executive director of Hope House for more than 15 years. She has a doctorate in education from the University of Memphis, a master’s in special education from the University of Texas, and a bachelor’s in psychology from Loyola University in New Orleans. Previously, she served as the Director of Community and Government Relations at Baptist Memorial Health Care System. Dupont taught in the Memphis Catholic and Shelby County school systems and has served on a number of community boards and committees.

Dana DyeVice President and Administrator/CEOBaptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis6019 Walnut Grove Rd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Dye is a vice president and also is the first registered nurse to serve as administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care’s flagship hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master in Public Health Administration degree. A Baptist colleague since 2007, she served as chief nursing officer for Baptist Memphis, then for the Baptist Memorial Health Care system before stepping into her current role. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

EBrandon Edgerson, M.S., Pharm.D.Vice President of Professional ServicesLe Bonheur Children’s Hospital848 Adams AvenueMemphis, TN 38103 [email protected]

Edgerson is Vice President of Professional Services at Le Bonheur. He joined Le Bonheur in 2006 and most recently served as Director of Pharmacy. He is currently serving as 2014-2015 President-Elect of the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP). Last year, he was named TSHP Pharmacist of the Year. Edgerson is involved with Children’s Hospital Association, American Association of Health-System Pharmacists and Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group. Brandon earned his Pharm. D. from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans and his masters from Ohio State University.

David Elliott Vice President of Managed CareBaptist Memorial Health Care CEOBaptist Health Services Group350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Elliott is vice president of managed care for Baptist Memorial Health Care and CEO of Baptist Health Service Group, a five-state PPO with more than 400,000 covered lives. After earning a bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb University, he earned an MBA from the University of Memphis. A board member of the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and S.A.V.E. (School Advocates for Vi-sion and Education), he is a past chairman of the Health Care Financial Management Association, Tennessee Chapter.

Craig EsraelPresident & CEOFirst South Financial1940 Madison Ave.Memphis, TN901.380.7400 firstsouth.com

When Craig Esrael was selected to lead First South Financial in 1983, the organization was one step away from conservatorship. He immediately began to chart a course that has led to one of the most extraordinary transformations in Tennessee banking history. The organization grew from two locations in 1983 to 15 banking centers today, while keeping the highest marks for financial performance solidly intact. Today, First South Financial is recognized by all independent rating agencies as one of the strongest financial institutions in the entire nation, and serves a variety of member constituents including the greater Memphis medical community.

James W. “Trey” Eubanks, III, MD Medical Director of Trauma Services Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital848 Adams Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 [email protected]

Eubanks is Medical Director of Trauma Services at Le Bonheur and associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He led Le Bonheur through the American College of Surgeons’ verification process to become a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center – the only center in Tennessee and one of the only centers in the Southeast. His areas of specialty include minimally invasive, chest, neonatal and trauma surgery. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi and attended medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Eu-banks completed his general surgery residency at UTHSC and completed a pediatric surgery

fellowship at Dallas Children’s Hospital before returning Le Bonheur in 2002.

FSusan FergusonVice President and Interim Chief Nursing OfficerBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]      

Thirty-five-year Baptist employee Ferguson is Baptist Memorial Health Care’s vice president and interim chief nursing officer. During her Baptist career, Ferguson has served in a variety of roles throughout the system, most recently system nursing director for clinical value analysis/specialty care/patient safety, where she managed patient safety and quality initiatives and performed a number of other duties. Prior to serving as the system nursing director, Ferguson served as Baptist Collierville’s CNO; system director of nursing; director of nursing administration; director of oncology services; and CNO for the Baptist Memorial hospitals in the metro-Memphis area, West Tennessee and Eastern Arkansas. She began her career in the emergency department at the Baptist Medical Center.

Dawn FitzGerald, MS, MBAChief Executive OfficerQsource3340 Players Club Pkwy., Ste.300Memphis 38125901.273.2619Qsource.orgatomAlliance.org

FitzGerald has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare quality measurement, quality as-surance and quality improvement. As Qsource’s Chief Executive Officer since 2007, she led the organization’s federal, state and commercial efforts in Tennessee and Arkansas. In 2014, she spearheaded the expansion for the organiza-tion, establishing Qsource in Kentucky and Indiana and partnering with leading organiza-tions in Alabama and Mississippi to form a regional, five-State coalition to successfully bid the five-year, $52Million restructured Quality Innovation Network/Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) program work. Under her leadership, Qsource was awarded the prime contractor to CMS for the coalition, known as Atom Alliance.

Fitzgerald also is leading the expansion of Qsource HIT Services Division – a focused area of excellence in Health Information Technology.  FitzGerald’s organization evaluates the quality, timeliness and accessibility of services provided to adults and children who receive TennCare and CoverKids benefits.

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James C. Fleming, MD, FACSChair, Department of Ophthalmology, Philip M. Lewis Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the HEI Orbit CenterThe UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute930 Madison Ave., Suite 100Memphis, TN [email protected]/eye

Fleming has been with the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology, Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI), since 1997, when he was recruited to head the Oculoplastic Service. In 2003, he was appointed vice chair of Clinical Affairs. Through his dynamic leadership, he successfully unified a consortium of representatives from the Baptist and Method-ist healthcare systems, helping to create the ambulatory surgery center at HEI in 2007.

The following year, he was named the Philip M. Lewis Professor of Ophthalmology. In 2012, he became the sixth chair in the department’s 100-year history. Recent honors include the Wendell Hughes Lecture Award and the Orkan Stasior Leadership Award, both from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstruc-tive Surgery.

Alan D FlippinChief Executive OfficerADF Medical Practice Development9180 Crestwyn Hills Drive, Suite 102Germantown TN 38125901.490.2330adfmedical.com

Flippin has helped many of the leading practices in the Mid-South and Nashville grow revenue through innovative marketing and patient retention and growth for more than 20 years. ADF’s unique methodology combines on the ground implementation as well as high effi-ciency, customized methodology in developing substantial additional revenue generation for individual physicians, specialty group practices and healthcare institutions. Most of ADF’s clients are long term partnerships as a result of the successful revenue growth for their clients.

Scott FountainSenior Vice President and Chief Development OfficerBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Fountain, Baptist’s senior vice president and chief development officer, oversees the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and Baptist’s Corporate Communications department. Fountain graduated from Iowa State University and has spent his entire career in institutional advancement. Outside of work, he serves on the boards of the Medical Education and Research Institute, The United Way of the Mid-South, the New Memphis Institute, PeopleFirst Partnership

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with Memphis Fast Forward and the Economic Club of Memphis. He also is the chair of EmergeMemphis.

Reneé S. Frazier, MHSA, FACHEChief Executive OfficerCommon Table Health Alliance6027 Walnut Grove Rd. Ste. 215Memphis, TN [email protected]

As an experienced leader in the field of health care management, Frazier addresses issues of health policy, environmental barriers, health equity and community engagement which are helping lead our region to better health. Frazier serves on numerous national and regional com-mittees including the National Quality Forum (NQF) Population Health Framework Project Committee, NQF Health and Well Being Steer-ing Committee, ACHE Journal of Healthcare Management Editorial Board, HHS Region 4 Health Equity Council, BCBSTN Disparities Council and the American Heart Association Tennessee Advocacy Subcommittee. She recently served as faculty for the National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems And Population Health. She is a frequent keynote speaker, moderator and panelist addressing health, healthcare, equity and disparities.

GRichard J. Gilbertson, M.D., Ph.D.Scientific and Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Executive Vice PresidentSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital262 Danny Thomas PlaceMemphis, TN 38105901-595-3300stjude.org

Dr. Gilbertson is scientific and Comprehensive Cancer Center director and executive vice president at St. Jude Children’s Research Hos-pital. He oversees strategy for research efforts across the institution, develops and supports new programs and shared resources, plans and manages research space and systems, and directs the cancer center’s programs. In 2013, the Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude earned the highest possible score of “excep-tional” from the National Cancer Institute.

Anna Joy Golden, MSNChief Executive OfficerLakeside Behavioral Health System2911 Brunswick RoadMemphis, TN 38133901.377.4700www.lakesidebhs.com

Golden has worked in the health-care industry since 1978. Joining Lakeside in 2000, she has held

several roles as staff nurse, house supervisors, CNO, and COO.  She worked over seven years on the Geriatric Unit.  In 2012, she moved into the role of CEO.  Golden serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis teaching Psychopharmacology and Nursing Legal Aspects of Nursing in the Graduate Therapy and Nursing BSN programs.  She was selected as one of the first board members of the University of Memphis BSN Advisory Board.

Bill GriffinVice President of Corporate FinanceBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Griffin received his Bachelors of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 1982 and began his career in public accounting, working 11 years with the firms of 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, the chief financial officer for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and as corporate system director of finance. In 2000, Griffin was promoted to vice president of corporate finance and also served as corporate privacy and security officer. He is a certified pub-lic accountant, a chartered global management accountant, a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and an HFMA certi-fied healthcare financial professional.

Donna Grisham, MSNChief Nursing OfficerSelect Specialty Hospital5959 Park Avenue, 12th FloorMemphis, TN  [email protected]

Grisham has more than two decades of experience in nursing. Her focus has been on leadership and management, survey readiness, quality outcomes and education. She holds an MSN in Nursing from the University of North Alabama. Grisham joined Select Specialty Hospital in June of 2014 and is responsible for patient care services throughout the long-term acute care hospital.

HSue Ellen Haaga Senior Vice President, Physician DevelopmentSaint Francis Hospital5959 Park AveMemphis, TN 38119901.765.1805saintfrancishosp.com

In May, 2012, Haaga was appointed Senior Vice President of Physician Development for the Memphis market. In this new position, she is responsible for the growth, marketing, and strategic development of the Saint Francis inte-

grated physician group, Saint Francis Medical Partners. She is also responsible for physician recruitment and relocation. Haaga began her career as a Nurse Manager, later becoming a Nursing Supervisor, then the Nursing Computer Systems Coordinator. She served as a Director of Nursing and even Chief Nursing Officer before assuming her former position of Vice President for Business Development.

Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACSHamilton Professor of Ophthal-mologyDirector, UT Hamilton Eye InstituteThe UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute930 Madison Ave., Suite 100Memphis, TN [email protected]/eye

Haik’s leadership has helped transform the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology from a small office into the acclaimed Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI), a world-class eye center with more than 40 academic faculty members. HEI is partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Regional One Health. Recruited to UTHSC in 1995, Haik was Hamilton Professor and chair for more than 17 years and became director of HEI in 2012.

Reed HammondChief Operating Officer Saint Francis Healthcare5959 Park AvenueMemphis, TN 38119 901.765.1805Saintfrancishosp.com

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis announces the appointment of Reed Hammond to the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO).  Hammond brings a variety of clinical and administrative healthcare experience to his new role.  He most recently served as COO of Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas.  He served in the same role at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory, Mississippi.  He has a proven track record of successfully managing hospital operations, finances, personnel and facilities, while focusing on quality patient care. Ham-mond received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and his Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida.

David M. Harano, MBA, MHACEOGastro One2020 Exeter RoadGermantown, TN 38138901.682.1233gastro1.com

Harano is the CEO of Gastro One, a leader in digestive care and the largest gastroenterology practice in the area with 35 physicians on staff. He has a Master of Health Administration and

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Master of Business Administration from Georgia State, Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University, an Associate of Arts from Oxford College and has 26 years of healthcare management experience including practice management of other specialties, hospital administration, managed care and physician network development.

Carmon HeilmannPresidentPCS Medical Solutions7895 Players Forest DriveMemphis, TN  38119901.757.0637pcs-ms.com

Since 2004, Heilmann has led PCS Medical Solu-tions, LLC.  PCS has been delivering Healthcare solutions to Mid South area physicians offices, offering local sales, installation, training and Support for over 26 years.  PCS, the MidSouth’s largest independent provider of Healthcare IT solutions, practice management and EMR systems, has helped a wide variety of medical specialty practices implement EHR systems.  A certified provider of Intergy Suite by Vitera Software, an integrated  practice management/ EHR system, they offer superior local support to make your EHR transition a success.

George HernandezChief Executive OfficerCampbell Clinic1400 South Germantown RoadGermantown TN, [email protected]

Hernandez leads Campbell Clinic, an orthopedic surgery group founded in Memphis in 1909. Prior to being named CEO in 2010, Hernandez was the clinic’s CFO and had held that role since 1995. The organization employs 47 physicians and more than 450 em-ployees at five locations across the Mid-South. Hernandez is a member of multiple national organizations: the Medical Group Management Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association and American Association of Orthopaedic Executives. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Germantown Chamber of Commerce, the City of Germantown Planning Commission, and is a Reserve Officer with the City of Germantown Police Department.

Janice HillCEO and AdministratorBaptist Rehabilitation-German-town and Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital6019 Walnut Grove Road, 1 WestMemphis, TN 38120901-757-3445- Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown901-226-1049- Baptist Memorial Restorative Care [email protected]

Hill is administrator of Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown and Baptist Memorial Restorative

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Care Hospital. The National Association of Health Care Quality has certified Hill as a professional in health care quality. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1978 and a master’s degree in public administration in 1994. She has served on Tennessee’s Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities and the Educa-tion and Advocacy Committee of the Mid-South Food Bank.

Norman Hill, MBAChief Executive OfficerTrumbull Laboratories, LLC7550 Wolf River Blvd, Suite 200Germantown, TN 38138901.542.6800trumbulllabs.com

Hill, who received an MBA from Christian Brothers University, is Executive Director and a co-founding Member of Trumbull Laboratories, LLC. The firm employs about 90 skilled tech-nologists, technicians and clerical personnel in order to create microscopic slides for diagnostic review by the doctors of Pathology Group of the MidSouth, PC. Both companies are located in Memphis.

Brian HoganCEO and AdministratorBaptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital 1240 South Germantown ParkwayGermantown, TN [email protected]

Hogan is the administrator and CEO for Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital. He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in nursing and from Baptist College of Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Before assuming his current role, Hogan held several leadership positions at Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. In his spare time, he also serves as member of the Germantown Chamber of Commerce.

James HuffmanCEO and AdministratorBaptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto7601 SouthCrest ParkwaySouthaven, MS [email protected]

Huffman is the administrator and CEO for Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. He has a bachelor’s degree in health care management from Appalachian State University, as well as a master’s degree in finance and a certificate in health care finance from the University of South Carolina. Since joining Baptist in 1995, Huffman has served as CEO at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, was chief financial officer for the Baptist metro-Memphis market and CFO at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

JPaula JacobsVice President of Process Improvement and InnovationMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 638Memphis, TN 38104901.516.0749methodisthealthcare.org

Jacobs was appointed the role of Vice President of Process Improvement and Innovation in 2013. She is responsible for facilitating the develop-ment and deployment of best practices in op-erations planning, execution and improvement at the system level. Jacobs holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Arts degree in counseling Psychology from Liberty University. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and served on the Tennessee Center for Performing Excellence Board of Examiners in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Cato JohnsonSenior Vice President of Corporate AffairsMethodist Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516.0551methodisthealthcare.org

Johnson has served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Methodist Healthcare since 1985. Active in public policy for more than 38 years, Johnson is a former member of the original Governor’s TennCare Roundtable. He was named by the Governor to serve on the State Board of Education. Johnson chairs the Fairgrounds Redevelopment Committee, and Mayor AC Wharton’s Advisory Council. He is a member of Mark Luttrell’s Advisory Council, a member of the University of Memphis College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame, as well as a member of the board of directors of The University of Memphis Tiger Athletic Advisory Committee, and board mem-ber of the Memphis Shelby Growth Alliance. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree from Memphis State University, now the University of Memphis.

Beverly JordanVice President and Chief Clinical Transformation OfficerBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Jordan serves as Baptist Memorial Health Care’s vice president and chief clinical transforma-tion officer, putting her in charge of Baptist’s multi-million dollar transition to an electronic health record. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Jordan has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and served as chair, vice chair and

a board of directors member for Leadership Memphis.

KWilliam A. Kenley, FACHSenior Vice President/CEOMethodist Le Bonheur German-town Hospital691 Poplar Ave.Germantown, TN 38138901.516.6967methodisthealthcare.org

Kenley was named Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in May 2009.  Prior to this appointment, he served as the Administrator and CEO of Methodist North Hospital for 5 years and led the hospital to become the first private hospital in Memphis with an electronic medical record. Since joining Methodist, Kenley has also assumed responsibility for Methodist Fayette Hospital. He holds a master’s degree in health administration from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University in Virginia. Kenley is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, and chairman for The Village at Germantown.

Mark Kimball, FACHEChief Executive OfficerSelect Specialty Hospital 6005 Park Avenue, Suite 505Loewenberg BuildingMemphis, TN [email protected]

Kimball joined Select Specialty Hospital – Memphis as its CEO in June 2014.  Prior to this, he served as Administrator at Archbold Medical Center and Director of Corporate Services at Phoebe Putney Health System in Georgia.  Kimball is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a major in Economics and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.  He is board certified in healthcare manage-ment and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Randy KingVice President and CEO of the metro-Memphis divisionBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

King is Baptist Memorial Health Care’s vice president and CEO of its metro-Memphis division—overseeing operations for eight Memphis-area Baptist hospitals. A graduate of Christian Brothers University, he served as CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto for nearly seven years before being promoted to vice president and CEO of Baptist’s regional division, a position he held until he was promoted to his current role.

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C. Diane Knight, M.D.Chief Executive OfficerVeterans Affairs Medical Center 1030 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38104901.577.7200www.memphis.va.gov

Dr. Knight was named Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee in July 2013. She has overall responsibility for leadership of the medical center’s main campus as well as nine community based outpatient clinics. The Memphis VA Medical Center is a complexity Level 1a health care system comprised of 260 beds, providing care to over 206,000 Veterans in a 53-county area. With over 2,500 employ-ees, the Memphis VA Medical Center offers inpatient and outpatient services and serves as a regional Spinal Cord Injury Center. While the primary academic affiliate is the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the overall facility education efforts include a wealth of multidisciplinary programs with other local affiliates. Prior to her current role, Dr. Knight served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 9) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tina KovacsChief Financial OfficerSaint Francis Hospital- Bartlett2986 Kate Bond Rd.Bartlett, TN [email protected]

In 2010 Kovacs became CFO of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. She provides executive financial leadership, overseeing Accounting, Business Office, Patient Registration, Medical Records, Materials Management, Case Manage-ment, and Information Systems. Prior to joining Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, Kovacs served as Assistant Chief Financial Officer at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. She has also worked in financial leadership roles at hospitals in Indiana and Louisiana. Kovacs received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA and her MBA from the University of New Orleans.

Larry E. Kun, M.D.Clinical DirectorExecutive Vice PresidentSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital262 Danny Thomas PlaceMemphis, TN 38105901-595-3300stjude.org

Dr. Kun is clinical director and executive vice president at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He oversees all aspects of clinical care and operations, clinical effectiveness practices and patient care quality programs for the 7,800 patients who are treated or receive post-treat-ment care at St. Jude annually. An international leader in the treatment of brain tumors and other childhood cancers, Dr. Kun is also chair of the Radiological Sciences department.

LJohn A. LewisAdministrator and CEOSemmes-Murphey Clinic6325 Humphreys BoulevardMemphis, Tennessee 38120901.522.7700semmes-murphey.com

Lewis is administrator and CEO at Semmes-Murphey Clinic where he is involved in all phases of leading the operation and setting strategic direction. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Technology Professional, Certified Medical Practice Execu-tive and Certified in IT Project Management. With 25-plus years of leadership experience in multiple industries, including manufacturing, distribution and healthcare, Lewis has spent the last 12 years, focused on driving strategy and operations for Semmes-Murphey.

Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BCInterim Dean of the College of NursingThe University of TennesseeHealth Science Center920 Madison Ave, Suite 1045Memphis, TN [email protected]

Likes has been a nurse since 1994, receiving her MSN, DNSc, and PhD from the UTHSC College of Nursing. She joined the faculty in 2004 and served as associate dean for Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies from 2012-2014. She was appointed interim dean of Nursing in 2014. Likes is the founder and executive director for UT Medical Group’s Center for HPV and Dysplasia, which focuses on the detection and treatment of HPV-related conditions. Likes has been funded through the National Institutes of Health and is well published in her field.

Jason LittlePresident and Chief Executive Officer Baptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Little is Baptist Memorial Health Care’s president and CEO. He received his bachelor’s degree in health administration from the University of Tennessee and his master’s degree in business administration and health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In his spare time, Little chairs the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s alumni board of direc-tors and the New Memphis Institute’s board of trustees. He also serves on the boards of the Church Health Center, American Heart Associa-tion and Memphis Chamber of Commerce. 

MAlastair R. MacGregor, MB, CHB, MRCGPSenior Vice President/Chief Healthcare Information OfficerMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516.0011methodisthealthcare.org

MacGregor is responsible for IT services and manages 230 IT staff. Since joining Method-ist Le Bonheur Healthcare, MacGregor has overseen the successful rollout of computerized physician entry to all MLH hospitals, an elec-tronic medical record to academic ambulatory practices, and a number of other IT initiatives to enhance patient safety and improve physician and clinician adoption of electronic medical records. MacGregor is a medical graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Since the early eighties he has been a leader in medical informatics in the UK, Canada, the USA, and Grand Cayman Islands.

Christopher R. Marino, MDChief of StaffVeterans Affairs Medical Center1030 Jefferson AvenueMemphis, TN 38104901.577.7202www.memphis.va.gov

Marino has served as Chief of Staff of VA Medical Center in Memphis since November, 2010. In this capacity, he oversees all clinical, educational, and research programs, and is responsible for all organizational and opera-tional functions involving the medical staff. Marino received his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College and subspecialty training in Gastroenterology from Yale Univer-sity. He joined the staff at VA Memphis as GI Section Chief, researcher, and clinician in 1995. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Dr. Marino served as Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Chief, Medical Service at VA Memphis.

Jon McCullers, MDPediatrician-In-ChiefLe Bonheur Children’s Hospital848 Adams Avenue Memphis, TN [email protected]

McCullers is chair of the Department of Pedi-atrics for The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and pediatrician in chief for Le Bonheur. Before joining Le Bonheur, McCullers worked as a pediatric infectious disease researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. From the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, McCullers received his Bachelor of Arts in pre-medicine from the University of Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham,

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where he also completed his internship and residency. He moved to Memphis, in 1996 for a Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship with a joint St. Jude/ UT program. He joined St. Jude as an assistant faculty member in 2000 and was named a full faculty member in 2011.

Betty Sue McGarveyPresidentBaptist College of Health Sciences1003 Monroe Ave.Memphis, TN [email protected]

McGarvey is president of Baptist College of Health Sciences. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Memphis, a Master of Science in nursing administration from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. McGarvey is active with the Rotary Club and the Tennessee Independent Colleges & Universities Association. She also has participated in an international medical mission trip along with other Baptist College colleagues and students.

Jimmy H. McGlawn, MPHAssociate Medical Center Director/COOVeterans Affairs Medical Center 1030 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38104901.577.7201www.memphis.va.gov

McGlawn is Chief Operations Officer of Memphis VA Medical Center. He is a native of Oxford, Mississippi and received a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Health Policy and Administration.  McGlawn also received his Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Western Carolina University.

Chris McLeanExecutive Vice President of Finance Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516.0549methodisthealthcare.org

McLean is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. He began his healthcare career at Methodist in 1984. McLean works to ensure Methodist is a good steward of its resources while at the same time balancing the hospital’s faith-based mission. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Christian Brothers University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis. He serves on the boards of The Village at Germantown, Wesley Housing and Health Choice.

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Bobby G. Meadows IIIExecutive DirectorMemphis Jewish Home & Rehab36 Bazeberry RoadCordova, TN [email protected]

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, later was state precepted, and then became licensed as a nursing home administrator. Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab, a not-for-profit organization, provides quality care to seniors of all faiths who are seeking rehabilitation services and long-term care in the Mid-South.

G. Scott Morris, MD, M.Div.CEO & FounderChurch Health Center1210 Peabody AvenueMemphis, TN [email protected]

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, the Church Health Center 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.

Erich A. MounceChief Executive OfficerWest Cancer CenterSVP Oncology Service LineMethodist Healthcare100 N. Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN 38120901.683.0055westclinic.com

Mounce is the Chief Executive Officer of the West Clinic, and also serves as Senior Vice Presi-dent of the Oncology Service Line for Methodist Healthcare. During the past four years Mr. Mounce has been instrumental in the imple-mentation of the West Clinic strategic vision. West Clinic has completed and operationalized a three-part collaborative with the University of Tennessee and Methodist Le Bonheur Health-care to build a regional comprehensive cancer center based on the integration of community physicians and academic physicians into a single-focused cancer program.

Christine T. Mroz, MDChief Medical OfficerMroz Baier Breast Clinic6005 Park Avenue Suite 700Memphis, TN 38119901.527.3391www.breastcareclinic.com

Dr. Mroz graduated from the State University of New York in Genesco, New York, and com-pleted medical school at SUNY, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. She was only the third woman to complete a surgical residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Roch-ester, Minnesota. She has received numerous awards for her work as a breast surgeon, and currently acts as the Fellowship Director of the Mayo Clinic Imaging Studies at the Mroz-Baier Breast Care Clinic. The clinic’s physicians are the only two breast specialists in the area.

NSid NicholsDirector of Business DevelopmentLakeside Behavioral Health System2911 Brunswick RoadMemphis, TN 38133901.377.4700lakesidebhs.com

Nichols is the Director of Business Develop-ment for Lakeside Behavioral Health System in Memphis. He graduated with a Bachelors of

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Rev. Keith NormanVice President of Government AffairsBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

In his role as vice president of government af-fairs for Baptist Memorial Health Care, Norman’s primary responsibilities include establishing and maintaining relationships with government officials and strengthening Baptist’s community outreach partnerships. In addition to his position at Baptist, he serves as pastor of First Baptist Church—Broad, sits on the board of directors of the Memphis-Shelby County Crime Commis-sion, is a Board Trustee at Christian Brothers University, and is a former Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance Commissioner. He also is president of the NAACP’s Memphis chapter. A graduate of Morehouse College, Norman is pursuing a doctorate in Ministry at Memphis Theological Seminary.

PBill PattersonMarket CEODelta Medical Center3000 Getwell Memphis, Tn. 38118901.369.8501deltamedcenter.com

Patterson has master degrees in both Public Administration and Healthcare Administration. A native Memphian, he became CEO for Delta Medical Center and the Memphis region in January of 2013. His professional experience includes over 30 years of Senior Management roles in both med/surg and free standing Behav-ioral Health Hospitals, including Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. He has been CEO of five facilities in 24 years.

Nikki S. Polis, Ph.D, RNChief Nurse ExecutiveMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516.0840methodisthealthcare.org

Polis joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in January 2012 as chief nurse executive. Polis is responsible for creating and communicating the vision and direction for nursing within Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. In addition, she provides strategic leadership and supports a progressive professional practice environ-

ment that promotes excellence in patient care and nursing practice, with an emphasis on accelerating our organization’s commitment to patient- and family-centered care.

Don PoundsSenior Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Pounds is Baptist Memorial Health Care’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi and is a Certified Public Accountant. Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles. Outside of work, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accoun-tants and serves on the Health Care Financial Management Association Large System Council.

REdward Rafalski, Ph.D, MPH, FACHESenior Vice President Strategic Planning and MarketingMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516.0602methodisthealthcare.org

Rafalski is Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing, for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. In this role he is respon-sible for all planning, business development, market research, marketing, web services public relations and communications. Rafalski has an extensive background in strategic planning, data analytics, decision support, GIS, business development, marketing, public relations, group purchasing and managed care contracting. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago and continued his education to receive a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his Ph.D in public health sciences from the Division of Health Policy and Administration at the University of Illinois, School of Public Health.

Doug ReiseltVice President and Chief Information OfficerBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Reiselt is Baptist Memorial Health Care’s vice president and chief information officer—overseeing the organization’s information technology department. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration degree from Mississippi

State University. A 16-year Baptist colleague, Reiselt worked for Mississippi State University and Hewlett Packard before coming to Baptist. In his spare time, he serves as a member of the FedEx Institute of Technology Advisory Board.

Mike ReynoldsChief Financial OfficerDelta Medical Center3000 Getwell RoadMemphis, TN  38118901-369-6908www.deltamedcenter.com

Reynolds became CFO of Delta Medical Center in October 2014.  He has 19 years of experi-ence in for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals with prior experience in banking.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administra-tion with a major in Accounting and a Master of Divinity degree.  Mike has worked at hospitals in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina and has recently relocated to Memphis. 

Edwin (Ed) S. RobersonChief Executive OfficerChrist Community Health Services2595 Central Ave.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Roberson leads Christ Community Health Ser-vices in providing quality affordable healthcare within underserved communities. As the CEO of a federally qualified health center, Roberson maintains responsibility for evaluating and pursu-ing growth opportunities and furthering CCHS patient growth within the communities served. Additionally, Roberson pursues opportunities for financial and community advancement within Shelby County. Prior to coming to CCHS Roberson served as president of Conwood LLC and partner in charge of the Memphis area for KPMG. He maintains involvement with Duke University Divinity School, Germantown United Methodist Church and Tennessee Association of CPA’s and numerous community boards.

Brad RobertsonChief Financial OfficerSaint Francis Hospital5959 Park AvenueMemphis, TN 38119901.765.1805saintfrancishosp.com

In 2010, Robertson became Chief Financial Officer of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. He served as CFO of Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett for two years prior. He has extensive experience in the field, working at Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, TX, Self Regional Healthcare in South Carolina and Health Alliance & Wellmont Health Systems in Bristol, TN. He is a Diplomate in the American College of Healthcare Execu-tives, Fellow with The Advisory Board Company, and a Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Robertson serves as a Board Member of the Church Health Center.

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Jennie N. RobbinsChief Administrative OfficerChurch Health Center1210 Peabody AvenueMemphis, TN [email protected]

Prior to joining the Church Health Center in 2007, Robbins worked in the banking world, serving as Vice President of Corporate Banking for BancorpSouth, as well as positions with Bank of America and Regions Bank.  She is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Mid-South Medical Group Management Association and is involved in many community projects and organizations in the Memphis area.

James L. “Jay” Robinson, III, PsyDChief Executive OfficerMethodist South Hospital1300 Wesley DriveMemphis, TN 38116901.516.3085methodisthealthcare.org

Robinson became the CEO of Methodist South Hospital in September 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and a PsyD from the Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology, which is associated with The College of William and Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School,

Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University. Robinson is on the board of the March of Dimes and Memphis Reach.

Marilynn Sasportas RobinsonSenior Vice PresidentSaint Francis Healthcare5959 Park AvenueMemphis, TN 38119901.765.1805saintfrancishosp.com

Robinson is Senior Vice President at Saint Francis Healthcare, responsible for marketing, governmental affairs, customer service, business outreach, continuing medical education, volunteers and communications, working at both hospitals in the Saint Francis system for 20 years. A native New Yorker, she received her BA, cum laude, from Harvard-Radcliffe College, and her Master of Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health. An ordained minister who co-pastors an AME Church with her husband, Robinson serves as Board Chair of The Circles of Success Learning Academy and is on the boards of The Works, Inc., United Way, The Women’s Foundation, the local Cancer Society, and The Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee.

Carol Ross-SpangSenior Vice President of Human ResourcesMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516.0754methodisthealthcare.org

Ross-Spang is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. She joined Methodist in 2000 as Vice President of Human Resources and was promoted to her cur-rent role in 2001. In 2003, she was awarded the Methodist Healthcare Sherard Award as Executive of the Year for her work in leading the organiza-tion’s human capital strategies. Ross-Spang has served on the board and executive committee for Shelby Farms Park Conservancy since 2007. She is on the Board for the New Memphis Institute (formerly the Leadership Academy) and recently joined WKNO Board of Directors. Ross-Spang earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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SSteve J. Schwab, MDChancellorThe University of TennesseeHealth Science CenterHyman Administration Building62 S. Dunlap, Suite 220Memphis, TN [email protected]

Schwab is a licensed and board certified nephrologist and internist. In 2006, he was appointed executive dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), which has major sites in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Named UTHSC chancellor in 2010, Schwab is ensuring that UTHSC remains the primary training center for the state of Tennes-see’s healthcare professionals and advances its mission to enter the top quartile of Academic Health Science Centers in clinical care, research and education.

David M. Schwartz, DOChief Medical OfficerSaint Francis Healthcare5959 Park AvenueMemphis, TN 38119 901.765.1805Saintfrancishosp.com

Schwartz has recently joined Saint Francis Healthcare as Chief Medical Officer. He will drive quality improvement initiatives and provide physician executive leadership to Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Schwartz has held numerous leadership positions in his career. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Medical Affairs in the Sentara Health System in Northern Virginia. Prior to that, he held the title of Vice President of Physician Integration with Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville. Schwartz received his medical degree from College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and completed his residency at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACPMedical DirectorWest Cancer CenterPresident and Chief Medical OfficerACORN Research, LLC100 N. Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN 38120901.683.0055westclinic.com

Schwartzberg is senior partner and Medical Di-rector at West Cancer Center and also serves as

President and Chief Medical Officer for ACORN Research, LLC. He is a Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of Hematology/ Oncology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology, he received his medical degree in 1980 from New York Medical College and completed his fellowship training in medical oncology and hematology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Commu-nity Oncology and the website OncologySTAT.com and and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Supportive Oncology.

Dr. Kenneth D. Sellers, FACSMedical DirectorMid-South Transplant Foundation8001 Centerview Parkway #302Cordova, TN 38018901.328.4455ksellers@midsouthdonor.orgwww.midsouthtransplant.org

Sellers is the Medical Director for the Mid-South Transplant Foundation. He also serves as consulting staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He previously served at Methodist University Hospital, the Memphis Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospi-tal in Blytheville, Arkansas. Sellers was Director of Emergency Room at Memphis City Hospital, played an active role in the first trauma service at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and served as Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Tennessee-Memphis.

Richard Shadyac Jr.President and Chief Executive OfficerALSACMemphis, TN 38105901-578-2000stjude.org

Shadyac has been the President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organiza-tion for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, since September 2009. Shadyac previously served as the chairman of the ALSAC Board of Directors and was a practicing attorney for 27 years. He is a member of Memphis Tomorrow and The Greater Memphis Chamber.

Robert B. ShappleyAssociate AdministratorSaint Francis Hospital5959 Park AvenueMemphis, TN 38119901.765.1805saintfrancishosp.com

Shappley was named Associate Administra-tor of Saint Francis Hospital in 2011. The appointment followed Shappley’s completion of an Administrative Residency at the hospital. Shappley, a former associate attorney for Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee PC, is now responsible for Engineering, Environmental Services, and Food and Nutrition Services, as well as Contract Administration, for Saint Francis

Hospital-Memphis. He has a Master of Business Administration with a dual concentration in Healthcare and Consulting from Wake Forest University’s School of Business and a Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Antony Sheehan, MPHIL, MHSM, RNPresidentChurch Health Center1210 Peabody AvenueMemphis, TN [email protected]

Sheehan is the President of the Church Health Center. He was the 2011-2012 Health Founda-tion Quality Improvement Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston. Be-fore studying at IHI he was the Chief Executive Officer of one of England’s largest Community Health Services that provided mental health, learning disability, and primary care. Sheehan is a nurse by background and has worked in practice, education, and management.

Gary ShorbChief Executive OfficerMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516-0543methodisthealthcare.org

Since October 2001, Shorb has served as CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Shorb joined Methodist in 1990 as Executive Vice President. He focuses on the hospital’s faith-based mission and is committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for everyone. Shorb is also dedicated to providing patient and family-centered care, an approach to the planning, delivery and evaluation of healthcare that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families and health care providers.

Keith StanhillChief Human Resources OfficerSaint Francis Hospital5959 Park AvenueMemphis, TN 38119901.765.1805saintfrancishosp.com

Stanhill became Chief Human Resources Officer at Saint Francis Hospital–Memphis in August 2013. He is responsible for Human Resources oversight and guidance including recruitment, retention, regulatory compliance, HR Policies and Procedures, employee relations, HR staff direction, and all other HR functions. Previously, he worked at Bon Secours Health System in St. Petersburg, Florida. Stanhill has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from California State University at Long Beach and did his masters work in Human Resources at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Stanhill is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

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David Stern, MDRobert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College ofMedicineThe University of TennesseeHealth Science Center910 Madison Ave., Suite 1002Memphis, TN [email protected]

Stern is the Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the UTHSC College of Medicine and vice chancellor for Clinical Affairs at UTHSC. An accomplished physician-scientist and administrator, he joined UTHSC in the spring of 2011. His strengths include recruiting talented researchers, promoting clinical excellence in the faculty practice plans, and forging strong part-nerships between UTHSC and its hospital and health system partners statewide. His research has focused on properties of the blood vessel wall, especially in chronic vascular disorders like diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

Terri Stewart, RN, MSNChief Nursing OfficerSaint Francis Hospital5959 Park AvenueMemphis, TN 38119901.765.1805saintfrancishosp.com

Stewart came to Saint Francis Hospital as a staff nurse in 2004. She served as Director of Nursing Support Services and Associate Chief Nursing Officer before being appointed Chief Nursing Officer in 2010. She received her Masters of Sci-ence in Nursing from the University of Tennessee College for Health Sciences and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Union University.

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Michaelia G. SturdivantChief Operations OfficerChurch Health Center1210 Peabody AvenueMemphis TN [email protected]

Sturdivant is the Chief Operations Officer at the Church Health Center and is responsible for all program ministries of the Church Health Center including Wellness, Medical and Outreach. Mike began as a director at the Church Health Center in 2002 following a 25-year career in nursing and administration at Baptist Memorial Health Care and Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis. She is an active member of Christ United Methodist Church and was Past-President of Mid-South Medical Group Managers Association.

Robert Sumter, Ph.D.Executive Vice President, COO and CIORegional One Health877 Jefferson AvenueMemphis, TN 38103901.545.7100 regionalonehealth.org

Sumter is responsible for clinical and profes-sional operations at the hospital, in addition to information technology.  He joined Regional One Health in 2010 and has led the health system through substantial information technol-ogy upgrades and changes. Recent achieve-ments include the transition to a new electronic medical record, patient financials system and a patient information portal. Before joining Regional One Health, Sumter’s professional experience included a distinguished career with the US Navy and CIO experience with a Fortune 500 company.  He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Healthcare Executive with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Mark SwansonVice President and Chief Medical OfficerBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

Baptist Memorial Health Care recently promoted Swanson to vice president and chief medical officer for the organization. He came to Baptist in April as chief quality officer. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk Va., Dr. Swanson

earned a medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. He received his pediatric residency training at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., and accepted a fel-lowship 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.

TKurt W. Tauer, MD, FACPChief of StaffWest Cancer Center100 N. Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN 38120901.683.0055westclinic.com

Tauer is senior partner and Chief of Staff at West Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He interned and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis and went on to complete his Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Tauer joined The West Clinic in 1985. He serves as clinical instructor at the University of Tennes-see Health Science Center. He has co-authored more than 45 abstracts and two dozen papers.

Donald B. Thomason, PhDDean of the College of GraduateHealth SciencesThe University of TennesseeHealth Science Center920 Madison Ave., Suite 407Memphis, TN [email protected]

Thomason was named dean for the College of Graduate Health Sciences in May 2012. His tenure at UTHSC began in 1990. During this time, he has taught in the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, serving on various faculty committees for students in those colleges. As chair of the College of Graduate Health Sciences Curriculum Committee, he designed and implemented database solutions to improve the efficiency of tracking student progress and to manage the college’s extensive curriculum. Thomason is the president of the Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools for 2014-2015.

Gail Thurmond, M.D., MBASenior Vice President of Clinical EffectivenessMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516.0702methodisthealthcare.org

As Senior Vice President of Clinical Effective-ness and Chief Quality Officer, Thurmond is responsible for the Methodist Le Bonheur medi-

cal staffs, including all credentialing functions and provider quality. She is the system leader for quality improvement and patient safety, including risk prevention, infection prevention, environmental safety, emergency planning, medication safety, and regulatory readiness/accreditation. T hurmond is a graduate of MIT, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and University of Tennessee Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) Program. She currently serves on the PEMBA Advisory Council.

Tish Towns, FACHESenior Vice President, External RelationsRegional One Health 877 Jefferson AvenueMemphis, TN 38103901.545.7100 regionalonehealth.org

Towns joined Regional One Health in 2009 as the senior vice president of external relations. She has a strong background in healthcare management and leadership. As the leader of external relations, Towns has direct responsibil-ity for marketing and communications, com-munity engagement, spiritual care, volunteer services, guest services, patient relations and the traumatic brain injury program. She has led the charge to improve several programs within the system to enhance the patient and guest experience. Towns is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). She is also a member of Memphis Rotary, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, LINKS, Incorporated Memphis (TN) Chapter, Southern College of Optometry Board of Directors, American Hospital Associa-tion Government Relations Officers Network, American Lung Association Mid-states Region Board, Memphis Theological Seminary Board and Memphis Medical Center Board.

William TuttleVice President for Metro-Memphis PlanningBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]          

Tuttle is the vice president of metro-Memphis planning for Baptist Memorial Health Care. He earned bachelors’ degrees from the University of Memphis and Oklahoma Baptist Univer-sity and a master’s degree from Washington University School of Medicine and is currently a student in the Executive Doctor of Science in Administration-Health Services program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to his work at Baptist, he is an adjunct instructor for the University of Memphis’ Division of Health Systems Management and Policy Mas-ter of Health Administration Program and is a member of the Medical Education and Research Institute Board of Directors.

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UMichael Ugwueke, MPH, DHA, FACHEPresident/COOMethodist Le Bonheur HealthcarePresident/CEOMethodist Healthcare1211 Union Ave., Suite 700Memphis, TN 38104901.516.0937methodisthealthcare.org

Ugwueke assumed the role of President and COO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in May 2014. For the prior year, he served as COO of Methodist. As COO, he provided strategic and operational leadership for the system’s five adult inpatient hospitals and affiliated com-panies. Ugwueke previously served as Senior Vice President for Methodist North and South Hospitals, which he began leading in June 2009. His leadership of two hospitals allowed a more rapid transfer of best practices and an increase in system-wide standardization. Prior to assuming this role, he served as administrator/CEO of Methodist South Hospital, held since February 2007. Ugwueke has a bachelor’s de-gree in biology from Shaw University, a master’s of public health from Emory University and a Doctor of Health Administration and Leadership degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2012, Ugwueke was honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.

VKim Van Frank, RN, BSN, MBAExecutive DirectorMid-South Transplant Foundation8001 Centerview Parkway #302Cordova, TN 38018901.328.4455kvanfrank@midsouthdonor.orgwww.midsouthtransplant.org

Van Frank is the Executive Director of the Mid-South Transplant Foundation,the federally designated Organ Procurement Organization. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations including long-range strategic planning to achieve its mission. Van Frank earned her Mas-ters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Nursingfrom Union University and a Diploma of Nursing from Methodist School of Nursing.

Anita VaughnCEO and AdministratorBaptist Memorial Hospital for Women6225 Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]

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it opened in 2001. A graduate of the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Vaughn later earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Memphis. During her 41 years with Baptist, she’s gained experience in most areas of the health care business, from the patient’s bedside to management. She’s also become a champion for improving women’s health.

WRick WagersSenior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerRegional One Health877 Jefferson AvenueMemphis, TN 38103901.545.7100 regionalonehealth.org

Wagers joined Regional One Health in March 2010 and has guided the health system into financial stability by increasing revenue streams, including streamlining the revenue cycle and increasing revenue opportunity through service enhancements. His areas of responsibility include oversight of finance, materials management, security, engineering, facilities development, safety and the revenue cycle. He has more than 35 years of professional experience in healthcare finance and worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for many years. He is a member of the Health Financial Management Association and serves on the Tennessee Hospital Association Solutions Group. Wagers was the recipient of the 2012 CEO of the Year Award from the Memphis Business Journal and is a graduate of Leadership Memphis.

Clarence B. Watridge, MDPhysician ChairmanSemmes-Murphey Clinic6325 Humphreys BoulevardMemphis, Tennessee 38120901.522.7700 semmes-murphey.com

Dr. Watridge is a board certified neurosurgeon at Semmes-Murphey Clinic and serves as Chairman of the Board for the clinic. He joined Semmes-Murphey in 1985, and at various times has held/holds leadership positions in his field, including: President and Board Member of the Memphis Medical Society, President of the Southern Neurosurgical Society, President of the Tennessee Neurosurgical Society, Vice President on the Board of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), and Board Member of the Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI). Dr Watridge is affiliated with several area hospitals was Past Chairman of the Baptist Neuro-Service Line. He is a Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Tennessee, Department of Neurosurgery and a sought-after speaker at national medical gatherings.

Chris WebbVice President, Medical Private BankingFirst Tennessee Bank4385 PoplarMemphis, TN 38117901-681-2523 [email protected]

Webb is Vice President and Relationship Manager for First Tennessee’s Medical Private Banking Group. He has six years of wealth management banking experience in Memphis and holds Series 7 and 66 licenses. Webb is also licensed to sell Life and Health Insurance. In his time away from the office, he actively supports community groups, including Carnival Memphis and the Hickory Hills Boys and Girls Club. Chris received a B.B.A from Elon University in North Carolina and an M.B.A from Richmond University in Virginia.

Buckner WellfordShareholderBaker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC165 Madison Avenue, Suite 2000Memphis, Tennessee [email protected]

Wellford is chairman of Baker Donelson’s Health Care Advocacy Group and represents hospitals, physicians and medical groups in health care litigation, regulatory, peer review, contract and employment matters. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation, and was named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Memphis Product Liability Litigation - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” Wellford is also listed in Chambers USA as a leading Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense lawyer in Tennessee and is recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers, as among the top 50 attorneys in Memphis and top 100 attorneys in Tennessee.

Monica WhartonSenior Vice President and Chief Legal CounselRegional One Health 877 Jefferson AvenueMemphis, TN 38103901.545.7100 regionalonehealth.org

Wharton serves as the principal attorney for the health system, and has direct supervision over the legal and risk management staff, contracts, collective bargaining, employment and labor, and other health care matters. Prior to joining Regional One Health in 2008, Wharton was an attorney in a local law firm where she amassed extensive experience in litigation in the areas of healthcare, employment contracts and medical malpractice. Wharton has served on the boards of Facing History and Ourselves and the Com-mon Table Health Alliance.

YMargaret YanceySenior Vice President, Medical Private BankingFirst Tennessee Bank4385 PoplarMemphis, TN [email protected]

Yancey is Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager for First Tennessee’s Medical Private Banking Group. She has 15 years of financial services experience, including 11 years of wealth management banking experience with physicians and medical practices. Yancey holds Series 7 and 66 licenses and is licensed to sell Life and Health Insurance. She is a board member of the Mid-South Medical Group Management Association, and volunteers her time in the community through the United Way and Junior Achievement. Yancey received her B.B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

ZDerick B. ZieglerVice President and CEO of the Regional DivisionBaptist Memorial Health Care350 North Humphreys Blvd.Memphis, TN [email protected]          

As Baptist Memorial Health Care’s vice president and regional division CEO, Ziegler oversees operations for six Baptist hospitals in Tennes-see and Mississippi. Before being promoted to his current position, he spent four years as administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and two years as administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City in Union City, Tennessee. Before coming to Baptist, Ziegler spent 23 years in the Army as a health care administrator, where he retired as a Colonel.  Ziegler is the current President of Mid-South Health Care Executives.  

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ATim AdamsExecutive DirectorJackson-Madison County General Hospital620 Skyline DrJackson, TN 38301731-541-6008

Adams has been the executive director of West Tennessee Neuroscience and Spine Center since 2009 and West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center since 2011.  He oversees the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, JMCGH Acute Care Therapies, Primary Stroke Center, Sleep Disorders Center and the Neurophysiology Lab.  Adams also served as the Transition Director

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from 2006-2008 during the eighth major addition to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.  In 2001, he was named the Director of Outpatient Services at JMCGH.  Previously, he was the director of Safety and Security.

Mark H. AllenChief Operating OfficerThe Jackson Clinic, P.A.828 N. Parkway, Jackson, TN  38305731.422.0285jacksonclinic.com

Allen joined The Jackson Clinic in 2005 and was named the Chief Operating Officer in 2012. The Jackson Clinic has over 130 physicians practicing in 25 specialties and subspecialties. He is responsible for the operations of the clinic’s 12 locations across 3 counties and more than 500 employees. He is an active member of the American Medical Group Associations COO Leadership Council as well as a member of the Medical Group Management Association.

David AlredDirector of Practice AdministrationWest Tennessee Medical GroupWest Tennessee Neuroscience & Spine700 W. Forest Ave., Suite 200Jackson, Tennessee 38301731.988.9517 

Alred is Director of Practice Administration for West Tennessee Medical Group. He provides direction and management for West Tennessee Neuroscience & Spine Center and MedSouth Medical Center located in Dyersburg and Halls. He also directs operations of the Milan School Health Clinic and the WTH Clinic at Marvin Windows and Doors in Ripley, Tenn.

Bobby ArnoldPresident/Chief Executive OfficerWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Prior to accepting the position of President and CEO, Arnold had been Interim President and CEO since June 2009. Prior to that, he had been VP and CFO since 1999. During his 27 years in the healthcare system, he has been accounting manager, accounting director, and controller. Arnold received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1975 from Union University in Jackson. Arnold oversees all operations of West Tennessee Healthcare system-wide.

BJeff Blankenship, CPAChief Financial OfficerWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Blankenship joined West Tennessee Healthcare in 1996 and has a BSBA from Union University

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and an MBA from the University of Memphis. Before assuming duties as Chief Financial Officer, his previous positions included Internal Auditor and Controller. Blankenship oversees West Tennessee Healthcare’s Revenue Strategies, Finance Accounting, Reimbursement, Managed Care, Internal Audit, Patient Financial Services, Employer Services, Health Partners, Materials Management and Strategic Development.

Barry “Skipper” BondurantCEO and AdministratorBaptist Memorial Hospital-Union City1201 Bishop StreetUnion City, TN [email protected]

Bondurant joined Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City as administrator and CEO in 2012. Bondurant earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee at Martin, a master’s degree in exercise and sports medicine from the University of Memphis and another master’s degree in business administra-tion from Union University. He previously served as administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton and assistant administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.

Susan BreedenCEO and AdministratorBaptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon631 R.B. Wilson DriveHuntingdon, TN [email protected]

Breeden is administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and began her career with Baptist in 1988 as business office director at Baptist Huntingdon. After a brief absence, Breeden returned in 1993 as administrative assistant and chief financial officer. Breeden was named associate administrator of the hospital in 1996 and was promoted to her current position the following year.

CJames C. CaldwellChief Nursing OfficerHenry County Medical Center301 Tyson AvenueParis, TN, 38242 731-644-8537hcmc-tn.org  

Caldwell is a native of Wynne Arkansas, and over the last 29 years has held many healthcare leadership roles. He has a Bachelor’s of Nursing from Arkansas State University, a Masters in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. Caldwell’s outpatient experience includes homecare, durable medical equipment, and home infusion. Caldwell has acute care experience that includes oncology, emergency, trauma, and critical care.

Wendie CarlsonVice President, Human ResourcesWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Carlson joined West Tennessee Healthcare in 2012 with more than 20 years of progressive Hu-man Resource leadership experience. She is the former Director of Human Resources Strategic Services at Baylor Health Care System and former Director of Human Resources at Baylor University Medical Center. Carlson has an MBA from the University of Dallas, and a BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. She oversees Human Resources and Guest Relations.

John M. CarruthExecutive Director of OrthopedicsWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, TN 38301731.541.5136

Carruth has been in the healthcare field for 33 years. For the past 15 years, he has served as a Hospital Administrator at Camden General, Milan General, Humboldt General and Decatur County General Hospital. His current position is Executive Director of Orthopedics for West Tennessee Healthcare.

Lisa CasteelAssistant Administrator and Chief Financial OfficerHenry County Medical Center301 Tyson AvenueParis, TN, 38242    [email protected]

Casteel joined Henry County Medical Center in 2005 and has a BBA with a Major in Accounting from the University of Memphis and an MBA with a concentration in Health Administration from Bethel University.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant.  Casteel participates in Strategic Planning, Physician Alignment, and Physician Practice Management Strategies.  She has direct oversight of areas in Revenue Strategies and Revenue Cycle Management; Logistics and Materials Management; Informa-tion Systems, Health Information Management, and Technology Development; Accounting and Financial Reporting; and the Hospitalist Program. 

Mary Helen CepparuloAdministratorJackson Urological Associates, PC28 Medical Center DriveJackson, TN  [email protected]

Mary Helen has enjoyed the many challenges of office administrator for Jackson Urological Associates, PC for 23 years.  With the many regulatory and technical changes through the years, she anticipates many more in the future.  Mary Helen is a current member of Tennessee Medical Group Management and the national Medical Group Management Association. As a

past president of West Tennessee Medical Group Management Association, she has a strong belief that office administrators should network to maintain knowledge and share their experiences.

LeAnn Childress, PT, ATC, ATRICDirectorSports Plus Rehab Centers, Sports Plus AquaTherapies, Work Plus Rehab Center101 Jackson Walk PlazaJackson, Tennessee 38301731.234.7593

In 2007, Childress became Director of Sports Plus Rehab Centers which had 5 locations in West Tennessee.  Since then, she has spearheaded the addition of 7 new locations including the addition of Work Plus Rehab Center and Sports Plus AquaTherapies in 6 additional counties outside of Madison County. Childress attended Union University before graduating from the School of Allied Health at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.  

FJeff FrielingVice President/Chief Information OfficerWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Frieling joined West Tennessee Healthcare in 1989 and has had positions within the system including Administrative Director of West Tennessee Cancer Center, Administrator of Humboldt General Hospital and Director of Applications in Information Systems. He has degrees in Radiation Therapy, Operations Man-agement, Business Management, a certificate in Healthcare Administration and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He oversees Information Systems, IT Security, HIM, Bio-Med and the Laboratory Services.

GThomas Gee, FACHEChief Executive OfficerHenry County Medical CenterP.O. Box 1030Paris, TN. [email protected]

Gee has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennes-see since 1992. Prior to his current position he served 15 years in various administrative roles with Methodist Healthcare in Memphis, Tennes-see. His experiences have ranged from a 1000 bed teaching hospital to suburban and rural community hospitals. Under his leadership, Henry County Medical Center has doubled in size and scope of services. He is a past chair-man of both the Tennessee Hospital Association and the Hospital Alliance of Tennessee. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Award for a

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Chief Executive Officer by the THA in 2003 and the Regent’s Award by the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2007. He did his undergraduate work at DePauw University and earned his Masters of Healthcare Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Bernie GrappeExecutive Director of MarketingWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Grappe became Executive Director of Market-ing of West Tennessee Healthcare in May, 2013. He has a BA in Communications-Journalism and a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University, Shreveport. Grappe has more than 20 years of experience and has served in leadership roles in Louisiana, Florida, Texas and most recently at DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He will be responsible for marketing, communications, public relations and media services.

Amy GriffinVice President/Chief Compliance OfficerWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Griffin joined West Tennessee Healthcare in 1998. Previous positions with the system include Controller of Camden General Hospital, Controller of Milan General Hospital and Administrator of Camden General Hospital. She has a BSBA in Accounting, an MBA from Union University, and Executive Juris Doctor from Concord University School of Law. She has a Certification in Health Care Compliance. Griffin oversees Compliance, Privacy, IRB, and Safety Engineering.

HPam Henson, LPCExecutive DirectorPathways of Tennessee, Inc.238 Summar DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Henson is a licensed professional counselor with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Murray State University. Having been in the mental health field since 1986, she is responsible for 8 Outpatient Mental Health Centers, an Inpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit, a Crisis Stabilization Unit, a Mobile Crisis Team and a Walk-In Triage Center. Pathways has approximately 240 total employees and 225 of those are full time employees. They provide over 10,000 units of service each month.

Currie HiggsVice President/Chief General CounselWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Higgs joined the West Tennessee Healthcare system in 2000 as Assistant General Counsel and became General Counsel in 2003. She has a BA from Northwestern University, JD-College of William and Mary, Marshall Wythe School of Law. She oversees Legal, Contract Development, Review and Management, Litigation Management, General and Healthcare Laws, Rules and Regulations, Risk Management, Insurance Claims, Certain Safety Issues and Pre-Litigation Matters.

Leigh Ann HughesChief Financial OfficerHardin Medical Center935 Wayne Road Savannah, TN 38372731.926.8299 www.HardinMedicalCenter.org

Hughes is Chief Financial Officer at Hardin Medical Center (HMC). Hughes began her career at HMC as the controller and supervisor of the accounting department. She graduated with honors in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM), then magna cum laude with her Master of Accountancy in 2005 also from UTM. Additionally Hughes holds an Associate of Science in Accounting from Jackson State Community College and in 2008 earned her certified public accountant (CPA) license.

R. Dale Humphrey, MHA Chief Executive Officer Henderson County Community Hospital 200 West Church Street Lexington, TN 38351 731.968.1817 www.hendersoncchospital.com

Humphrey was named CEO at Henderson County Community Hospital in August of 2013.  He previously served as Assistant CEO, COO and Interim CEO at Regional Hospital of Jackson since 2009.  Humphrey has 25 years of healthcare experience with a background in business development, managed care contracting, and physician recruitment.  He holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Austin Peay. Humphrey and his wife Gloria have two children, son Rob and daughter Mary.

JKaren “Kay” Jordan, CPA, FACMPEAdministratorSports, Orthopedics & Spine569 Skyline Dr.Jackson, Tennessee 38301731.427.7888sportsorthospine.com

Jordan is the administrator for Sports,

Orthopedics & Spine with locations in Jackson, Parsons, Dyersburg and Union City, Tenn. She is a certified public accountant and a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and has previously served as adjunct faculty for Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Jordan has held numerous leadership roles in the Medical Group Manage-ment Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Executives.

KDeena Kail RN, BSN, MBA Executive DirectorAyers Children’s Medical Center West Tennessee Women’s CenterJackson Madison County General Hospital620 Skyline Dr. Jackson, TN 38301731.541.6447

Kail has been Executive Director of Ayers Children’s Medical Center and West Tennessee Women’s Center since 1997. She oversees Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby, Women’s Surgical, Pediatrics, Neonatal ICU, Ayers Outpa-tient Clinic, Healthy Start, Healthier Beginnings, Therapy and Learning Center, Perinatology, OB Hospitalists, and community education. She has been with West Tennessee Healthcare for 33 years and is passionate about caring for women, children, and families.

William A. Kenley, FACHSenior Vice President/CEOMethodist Fayette Hospital214 Lakeview DriveSomerville, TN 38068901.516.4057www.mlh.org

Kenley was named Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in May 2009.  Prior to this appointment, he served as the Administrator and CEO of Methodist North Hospital for 5 years and led the hospital to become the first private hospital in Memphis with an electronic medical record. Since joining Methodist, Kenley has also assumed responsibility for Methodist Fayette Hospital. He holds a master’s degree in health administration from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University in Virginia. Kenley is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, and chairman for The Village at Germantown.

Ruby KirbyAdministratorBolivar General Hospital650 Nuckolls RoadBolivar, Tennessee  38008731.659.0218wth.org

Kirby has been administrator of Bolivar General Hospital since January, 2002. She began her healthcare care career at West Tennessee Healthcare in 1979 and previously served as Director of General Surgery and SICU at Jackson Madison County General Hospital

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and Director of Patient Care at Bolivar General Hospital. Kirby has served on the board of the Tennessee Technology Center (Whiteville), Hardeman County Health Council and received 2012 Sterling Award in recognition of the Top 20 Most Influential Women of West Tennessee.

Donna W. Klutts, RHIT, CMPEChief Executive OfficerWest Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, PC24 Physicians DriveJackson, TN 38305731.661.9825www.wtbjc.com

Klutts has been in her current position for the past 14 years.  The clinic has 13 physicians, 3 Mid-Level Providers, MRI, Physical Therapy and a Surgery Center with a staff of approximately 110 employees. She was awarded the 2013 Administrator of the Year by Tennessee Medical Group Management Association and State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company.  Klutts is a Certified Medical Practice Executive by the American College of Medical Practice Execu-tives, a Certified Medical Office Manager and a Registered Health Information Technologist.  She is an active member of the West TN MGMA as well as the State and National MGMA Associations. 

Catherine KwasigrohVice President, Hospital Services West Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Kwasigroh joined West Tennessee Healthcare in 1988. Previous positions with the system include Financial Analyst, Controller-Home Health Services, Executive Director of Finances, Compliance Officer, and Corporate Compli-ance Officer. She has a BS in Accounting, an MBA and is a Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives. Kwasigroh oversees the Kirkland Cancer Center, Construction, Engineer-ing, Maintenance, Security, Space and Property Management, Environmental Services, Laundry, Patient Transport, Admitting, Access, PBX and the Call Center.

LEd LeddenAssistant AdministratorHenry County Medical Center301 Tyson AvenueParis, TN [email protected]

Ledden has been at Henry County Medical Center since October 1995.  His primary re-sponsibilities are Director of Human Resources, Risk Management, and Safety with the following departments reporting to him:  EMS, Home Health, Hospice, and Quality Improvement.

Nicholas P. LewisAdministrator/ CEOHardin Medical Center – Savannah935 Wayne RoadSavannah, Tennessee 38372731.926.8000hardinmedicalcenter.org

Nick accepted the position of administrator and CEO at Hardin Medical Center in early 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Ohio State University. He comes to Hardin Medical Center from Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky where he was the chief operating officer. He has been involved with patient experience and quality, patient safety, strategic planning, revenue growth, physician recruitment, and capital construction throughout his career.

Sam LyndCEO and AdministratorBaptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton1995 Hwy. 51 SouthCovington, TN [email protected]

Lynd serves as administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton. He joined Baptist Memorial Health Care as a Frank S. Groner administrative fellow in 2011 and was an assistant administrator at two Baptist hospitals before coming to Baptist Tipton. Lynd holds a Master of Science in health administration and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science in health care management from the University of Alabama.

MWilliam I. Mariencheck, Jr., M.D.Chairman, Board of DirectorsThe Jackson Clinic, P.A.828 N. ParkwayJackson 38305jacksonclinic.com

Mariencheck joined The Jackson Clinic as a Pulmonary/Critical Care physician in 2000.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Pulmonary Medicine and the American Board of Critical Care Medicine.  He has completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University Fuqua School of Business.  He is on the Board of Directors for State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the clinic since January, 2005 and as Chairman since March, 2007.  Additionally, he is active in the American Group Management Association.

Miki Martin, PTDirector LIFT Wellness 101 Jackson Walk PlazaJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Martin graduated in 1993 from University of

Tennessee Health Sciences in Memphis with de-gree in physical therapy. She began her career as physical therapist with JMCGH in December of 1993. She was Manager of Sports Plus North in 2002 and also Sports Plus Fitness in 2007. In 2012 she assumed the role of LIFT Director.

Charlie MillerChief Executive OfficerRegional Hospital of Jackson367 Hospital BlvdJackson, TN 38305731.661.2000

Miller has a strong track record leading health care organizations to improved clinical quality, operational performance and growth in market share. He has more than 36 years of experience as a senior executive in health care. He joined the hospital during a time of growth marked by a 12,000-square-foot expansion to its emergency department. Miller has a master’s degree in business administration from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. As CEO, he oversees a staff of more than 600 people as the hospital in north Jackson seeks to continue to improve its level of care while providing more options for patients.

Deann MontchalVice President, Hospital ServicesWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Montchal joined West Tennessee Healthcare last year following a career that in-cludes being Chief of Operations, UI Heart and Vascular Center at University of Iowa hospitals and Clinics. She has an MBA in Healthcare from University of Phoenix, a BSN and RN from the University of Iowa. She has more than 20 years of experience in cardiology and cardiothoracic care. She oversees West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center, Radiology, Imaging Center, Respiratory, Pharmacy, Dialysis, Wound Center, Infusion Clinic and PPU.

Gina MyracleExecutive DirectorKirkland Cancer Center620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee  [email protected]

Myracle has been a part of the West Tennessee Healthcare system since 1980. She oversees all cancer services provided at Jackson-Madison county General Hospital including radiation therapy, medical oncology, research, tumor registry, hospice and community education and screenings.  Myracle is also managing the addition of the beautiful, 80,000 square foot Kirkland Cancer Center building located on the hospital campus and was completed in November of 2013.

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NCarol K. Nethery, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FCNActing Dean and Associate ProfessorUnion University School of Nursing1050 Union University DriveJackson, TN 38305731.661.5029uu.edu/programs/nursing/about/

Nethery is acting dean of Union University’s School of Nursing, which has graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Jackson, Germantown and Hendersonville, Tennessee. Nethery has practiced as a registered nurse for thirty-five years with twenty-two of those years in administrative / leadership positions. Nethery is board certified as Nurse Executive, Advanced, through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives, Tennessee Nurses Association, American Nurses Associa-tion, and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Joyce Noles, BS, RN, EMT-P I/CDirector Medical Center EMS620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee 38301731.425.9503

Noles has been with West Tennessee Health-care (WTH) since 1997, where she began as a paramedic in the field. Entering management in 2002 as Benton County manager, moving to Jackson as the Operations Manager in 2005 and then to Director in 2010. Noles serves as the President of the West Tennessee Directors Association, as a member of the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association Board and as a member of the Jackson State Community College Advisory Board.

PLisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FACHEVice President, Physician ServicesWest Tennessee Healthcare731-541-6736

Piercey is a West Tennessee native who serves as the Vice President for Physician Services

at West Tennessee Healthcare. She has a Bach-elors of Science in Chemistry from Lipscomb University, a Doctorate of Medicine from East TN State University, Pediatrics Residency and Chief Residency also at East TN State University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Bethel University. Her current areas of responsibility include administrative oversight of the West Tennessee Medical Group physician practices, development of a new medical fitness facility (LIFT Wellness Center), community wellness initiatives and disease management, employer services, outpatient physical and aquatic therapy services, community educa-tion, and senior services. Dr. Piercey’s clinical

background is in pediatrics, with a specialization in child abuse pediatrics.

Tina PrescottVice President/Chief Nursing OfficerWest Tennessee Healthcare620 SkylineJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Prescott joined West Tennessee Healthcare in 1996 and her previous positions with the system include nurse, clinical manager and Director of SICU as well as Administrator of Camden General Hospital. She has a BSN and a MBA from Union University. Prescott oversees the West Tennessee Women’s Center, Ayers Children’s Medical Center, Med/Surg, ICU/Pro-gressive Care, Patient Care Standards, Clinical Development, Staffing/Patient Flow, Emergency Department, and the Chest Pain Unit.

RJ. Neal RagerAdministratorPhysicians Surgery Center207 Stonebridge BlvdJackson, TN  [email protected]

Since 2011, Rager has provided executive leadership to Physicians Surgery Center, the largest multi-specialty freestanding ambulatory surgery facility between Nashville and Memphis.  An undergraduate student of history and MBA graduate of Union University, he enjoys research, analysis and writing.  Neal also serves as President of the West Tennessee MGMA and hopes to complete the requirements for fellowship in the American College of Medical Executives by the end of 2014.

Sandra RayAdministratorHenry County Healthcare Center & Plumley Rehabilitation239 Hospital CircleParis, TN [email protected]

Ray came to Henry County Healthcare Center in 1998 from Arkansas.  She earned a Masters degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas and has worked in healthcare management for 34 years.  She is an active member of the Tennessee Health Care Association and her facility has won several awards of Excellence from the American Health Care Association.

Bill RichChief Operating OfficerRegional Hospital of Jackson367 Hospital BlvdJackson, TN 38305731.661.2000regionalhospitaljackson.com

Rich has joined their administrative staff of Regional Hospital of Jackson as the new Chief

Operating Officer. He holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a bachelor’s degree in Toxicology from Ashland University. Rich has over 13 years of hospital operations and planning experience, most recently served as the Vice President of Ambulatory Services and Business Development for Community Mercy Health Partners in Springfield, Ohio. There he was responsible for all out-patient services, inpatient support operations and strategic planning & development for the health system. He is very active in the community serving on committees for the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Kiwanis.

Dave Roberts, MDVice President/Chief Medical OfficerWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Dr. Roberts joined West Tennessee Healthcare in 2005. He has an MD from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences and is Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Roberts is Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer and works closely with the medical staff, UT Family Medicine, Quality Outcomes, Quality Plus and Patient Safety (Infection Control, The Joint Commission).

James RossVice President/Chief Operating OfficerWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee [email protected]

Ross joined West Tennessee Healthcare in 1985. He has an AAS, AS in Nursing, BSN, MSHA and is certified as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Licensed Emergency Medical Technician, and a Licensed Registered Nurse. Ross manages the overall operations of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Carl E. RuddAdministrator/CEOThe Jackson Clinic, P.A.828 N. Parkway, Jackson, TN  38305731.422.0200jacksonclinic.com

Rudd joined The Jackson Clinic as Admin-istrator/CEO in 1976. Under his leadership, this organization has grown from 23 to 130 physicians with multiple locations. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives and has also been a Certified Public Accountant since 1977. He has served on several health-related boards and is active in Medical Group Management Association as well as the Tennessee Society of CPAs.

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SSherry ScruggsAdministratorMilan General HospitalFacilities ManagerHumboldt Medical Center & Trenton Medical Center4039 South HighlandMilan, Tennessee 38358731.686.1591wth.org

Scruggs is Administrator of Milan General Hospital and serves as Facilities Manager for both Humboldt Medical Center & Trenton Medical Center. She previously served as Administrator of Gibson General Hospital and also served as Chief Nursing Officer of this facility. She was hired as a staff nurse in 1983 and filled many different management roles throughout the hospital. In 2011, she became administrator over two additional rural hospitals. All three hospitals are owned by West Tennessee Healthcare. Scruggs serves on many teams/committees in the healthcare system such as Lean projects, Clinical Documentation and Strategic Planning.

Dustin SummersExecutive DirectorWest Tennessee Physicians Al-lianceExecutive DirectorWest Tennessee Primary CareP.O. Box 3367Jackson, [email protected]

Summers serves as the Executive Director of the West Tennessee Physicians’ Alliance (WTPA) and West Tennessee Primary Care. Prior to joining the WTPA in March of 2014, Summers was employed as the Development Manager at Young Invincibles, a young adult health care advocacy organization, and as the Policy and Program Services Manager at the National Rural Health Association, both organizations are headquartered in Washington, DC. He is a native of Paris, TN and a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Martin. Summers also holds a master’s degree in Education from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and an additional master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Global Health from George Washington University. 

TGary A. TaylorPresident & OwnerGary A. Taylor Investment Company2574 Christmasville Cove, Suite HJackson, TN [email protected]

Taylor has been a local contractor/developer of commercial real estate for over 35 years. Devel-opment projects for Gary A. Taylor Investment Company include medical facilities and com-mercial shopping centers. The company also developed the first Silver LEED-certified medical administration facility in West Tennessee. Gary A. Taylor and associates pride themselves in meeting the real estate solutions of companies, wanting to expand their business.

UKaren UtleyVice President of System ServicesWest Tennessee Healthcare620 Skyline DriveJackson, Tennessee 38301731.541.6748wth.org

Utley has an ASN and a BSN from Union University and a MPH from University of Memphis. Before assuming responsibilities of the five West Tennessee Healthcare Affiliate

Union University’s School of Nursing is known for its commitment to Christ-centered academic excellence. Students learn from highly qualified, dedicated faculty and gain extensive clinical experience in health care settings and in Union’s state-of-the-art patient simulation environments. Online options are available. Apply today.

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Hospitals, previous positions included DON at Humboldt General Hospital, Administrator at Humboldt General Hospital, and Executive Director of Pathways. Utley oversees the five West Tennessee Healthcare Affiliate Hospitals in addition to Medical Center Medical Products and Infusion Services, Pathways, EMS, Sleep Lab, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, EMG, and Home Health Services.

VAmy Vieth, PT, MBAChief Executive OfficerHealthsouth Cane Creek Reha-bilitation Hospital180 Mount Pelia RoadMartin, TN 38237731-587-4231healthsouthcanecreek.com

Vieth joined Healthsouth Cane Creek in February of 2014 and brings over 17 years of experience in healthcare to HealthSouth. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Missouri-Colum-bia, and master’s in business administration from Stephens College. Her background includes extensive clinical practice in various settings, as well as nine years of teaching experience in physical therapist assistant education.

ZJanice R. Zimmer, RN, MSNChief Nursing OfficerRegional Hospital of Jackson367 Hospital BlvdJackson, TN 38305731.661.2000regionalhospitaljackson.com

Zimmer was appointed Chief Nursing Officer of Regional Hospital of Jackson in March of 2005. In the nine years she has been at Regional, Zimmer has received the CNO Excellence in Leadership award 4 times. Prior to relocating to Tennessee, she was the Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive for Christus Santa Rosa Health Care in San Antonio, Texas. Her 35 years of health care experience include advanced nurse practice roles, education and administra-tion. Zimmer and her husband Bo have two sons and are active partners with Augustine School of Jackson.

Memphis Medical News InCharge Company Index

West TN Medical News InCharge Company Index

AAyers Children’s Medical

Center, 44

BBaptist Memorial Hospital –

Huntingdon, 42

Baptist Memorial Hospital – Tipton, 46

Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union City, 42

Bolivar General Hospital, 44

GGary Taylor Investment

Company, 50

HHardin Medical Center, 44, 46

Healthsouth Cane Creek Rehab Hospital, 51

Henderson County Community Hospital, 44

Henry County Medical Center, 42, 46, 48

Humboldt Medical Center, 50

JThe Jackson Clinic, 41, 46, 48

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, 40, 44

Jackson Urological Associates, 42

KKirkland Cancer Center, 46

LLift Wellness, 46

MMedical Center EMS, 48

Methodist Fayette Hospital, 44

Milan General Hospital, 50

PPathways of Tennessee, 44

Physicians Surgery Center, 48

RRegional Hospital of

Jackson, 46, 48, 51

SSports Orthopedics and

Spine, 44

Sports Plus Rehab Centers, 42

UUnion University School of

Nursing, 48

WWest TN Bone & Joint Clinic,

PC, 46

West TN Healthcare, 41, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50

West TN Medical Group, 41

West TN Physicians Alliance, 50

West TN Primary Care, 50

West TN Women’s Center, 44

AADF Medical, 25

ALSAC, 36

BBaker Donelson Law Firm,

37, 40

Baptist College of Health Sciences, 32

Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation, 12, 14, 16, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40

Blue Cross Blue Shield TN, 10

CCampbell Clinic, 27

Christ Community Health Center, 34

Church Health Center, 33, 35, 36, 38

Clearly MD, 18

Common Table Health Alliance, 26

DDelta Medical Center, 23, 34

FFamily Cancer Foundation, 20

First Tennessee, 18, 40

First South Financial, 24

GGastro One, 26

H Hamilton Eye Institute, 25, 26

Hope House, 24

JJones Clinic, 22

J. William Appling, LLC, 11

LLakeside Behavioral Health

System, 26, 33

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, 12, 24, 30

LifeLinc Anesthesia, 18

MMcDonald Murrmann, 22

Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 13

Memphis Jewish Home, 33

Memphis Medical Society, 16, 18

Memphis Mental Health Institute, 22

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39

Metropolitan Anesthesia Alliance, PLLC, 16

MidSouth Imaging, 13

MidSouth Transplant Foundation, 36, 39

Mroz Baier Breast Clinic, 12, 33

MSK Group, 14, 35

PPCS Medical Solutions, 20, 27

QQSource, 24

RRegional One Health, 16, 18,

20, 38, 40

SSaint Francis Memphis, 11, 26,

34, 35, 36, 37

Saint Francis Bartlett, 16, 20, 30, 37

Select Specialty Hospital, 26, 28

Semmes Murphey, 30, 40

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 23, 26, 30

TTriMetis, 18

Trumbull Labs, 28

UUTHSC, 11, 16, 20, 25, 30, 36,

37, 38

UT Medical Group, 16, 18

VVeterans Affairs Hospital, 30, 32

WWaller, Lansden, Dortch &

Davis, LLP, 16

West Cancer Center, 33, 36, 38

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