CEO Stephen Reynolds: Experience Breeds Growth at Baptist Memorial Health Care

Stephen Reynolds began serving Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. in 1971 as an administrative resident, and he now serves as president and CEO — a position he has held since 1994.

CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. Stephen ReynoldsWhen Mr. Reynolds first joined the health system, it comprised only the original 150-bed Baptist Memorial Hospital and a rehabilitation hospital. He has played an integral role in the establishment and growth of Baptist Memorial Health Care, which now includes 14 hospitals in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. During Mr. Reynold's tenure, Baptist has become one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the United States and a highly rated integrated healthcare delivery system.

Mr. Reynolds devotes his personal time to serving different organizations, schools and his community. He is currently chair of The Dixon Gallery & Gardens and Memphis Tomorrow, an association of CEOs from Memphis' largest enterprise. Mr. Reynolds also serves on boards of the University of Memphis and Memphis Bioworks Foundation. He is a past chair of the National Committee for Quality Health Care, Greater Memphis Chamber and Tennessee Hospital Association as well as past co-chair of the NAACP Freedom Dinner. Mr. Reynolds received a B'nai B'rith National Healthcare Award in 2005, a Tennessee Hospital Association Distinguished Service Award and was named a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

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