Brad Parsons has been promoted to vice president/CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, and Allison Bosse has been promoted to administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital.
These promotions went into effect May 1, 2022, and Bosse along with Lindsay Stencel, administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville, will both report to Parsons, who will continue to serve as CEO of Baptist Memphis.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce Brad and Allison’s promotions,” said Jason Little, president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care. “They have both excelled as leaders at Baptist. Brad admirably led the staff at Baptist Memphis through a global pandemic, and Allison has implemented an impressive number of new pediatric programs since joining Baptist in 2014. I look forward to their continued success and advancement of quality care for patients and the greater community.”
Prior to joining Baptist Memphis as administrator and CEO shortly after the pandemic began in May 2020, Parsons was CEO and administrator of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and NEA Baptist Clinic. He also served as administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. He started his career with Baptist as an assistant administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in 2008. Parsons holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Birmingham Southern College and master’s degrees in hospital administration and business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Bosse joined Baptist in 2014 and quickly advanced from a graduate assistant in 2014 to associate administrator for Baptist Women’s Hospital in 2019 and pediatric service line administrator in 2021. A former Groner Fellow, Bosse has worked on financial and operational management, budget planning and strategic development. She successfully aided in the deployment of a partnership with Vanderbilt Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital for pediatric specialty service coverage in pulmonology and urology and launched several programs at Baptist Children’s Hospital, including a Certified Diabetes Educator Telemedicine Program and Baptist Children’s Hospital Sleep Lab. Bosse has bachelor’s degrees in marketing and management from King University and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Memphis in 2016.
Bosse will succeed Kevin Hammeran, who has served as CEO and administrator of Baptist Women’s Hospital and Baptist Children’s Hospital since 2016. He will retire on June 3.
“I am grateful for Kevin’s leadership of Baptist Women’s Hospital and Baptist Children’s Hospital during the past six years,” said Little. “His wealth of knowledge and commitment to quality has advanced women’s and children’s health care in the Mid-South.”
Hammeran joined Baptist from New York Presbyterian where he served as senior vice president and chief operating officer. In that role, he was the chief administrative officer of the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Sloane Hospital for Women. Hammeran also served as executive vice president and COO for Miami Children’s Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. He also held various key leadership roles at The Children’s Hospital in Boston and Geisinger Children’s Hospital Center (now Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger) in Danville, Pennsylvania.
Baptist Memorial Health Care is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest provider of Medicaid in the region. Baptist offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South and consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation. The health care system comprises 22 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North and Central Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 5,400 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 800 providers; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by Baptist Health Sciences University (formerly Baptist College of Health Sciences). Baptist employs more than 19,000 people, and in fiscal year 2020 contributed more than $352 million in community benefit and uncompensated care to the communities it serves.