Honoree: Stephen C. Reynolds, President and CEO Baptist Memorial Health Care
Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Reception & Dinner
Where: The Tower Room, Clark Tower - 5100 Polar Ave. #3300 - Memphis, TN 38137
Purpose: To honor Stephen Reynolds for his strong community presence and commitment to help find a cause and cure for multiple sclerosis. Proceeds from the dinner are used to provide client services in Tennessee and parts of Georgia, Arkansas and Mississippi (105 counties) and to continue research conducted on the national level to find the cause and cure of MS.
Recognition: The honoree, Stephen Reynolds will receive the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s highest recognition award: The Hope Award.
Hope Award: The Hope Award is the Mid South Chapter’s highest honor for outstanding civic and community service. The Dinner of MS Champions Honoree is a person who goes above and beyond by supporting the mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Honoree is a community or corporate “hero” to be honored for their extraordinary business leadership, outstanding civic and community service and long-standing commitment to humanitarian endeavors.
Biography: A leader in the national health care community, Stephen C. Reynolds began his career with Baptist Memorial Health Care as an administrative resident in 1971 and worked his way up to become president and chief executive officer in 1994. During his tenure, Baptist has become one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States, as well as one of the top-rated integrated health care delivery systems in the country.
Reynolds holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University and a master’s degree in health administration from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
When Reynolds joined the Baptist family, it only comprised the original hospital and a rehabilitation hospital. Reynolds played an integral role in the establishment and growth of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system, which today includes 14 hospitals in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.
Reynolds also devotes his time to serving different organizations, schools, and his community. He is the chair of the Health Care Institute, a past chair of the National Committee for Quality Health Care and the 2005 recipient of the B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the boards of Ducks Unlimited Inc., University of Memphis, Memphis Tomorrow and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.
Dinner Chairs: Roger Cole, Harold Byrd, Susan & Bob Wilson
Ticket Information: Become a Patron Table Host: Dinner of MS Champions Patron Table Host are the driving force behind the success of this event. You can purchase a table for 10 and host friends, family members or peers or invite 10 people to purchase tickets and sit at your table. By taking the lead as a Table Host you are helping to raise funds and promote awareness about MS.
Tickets for the Dinner of MS Champions are available online
Each table seats 10 guests.