The commitment of our outstanding leadership over the past century has guided the evolution of Baptist from a 150-bed hospital to the nation’s largest privately owned hospital and one of the largest, top-rated not-for-profit health care systems in the nation.
Stephen C. Reynolds
President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jason Little serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care. Little has been with Baptist since 2002. Previously, he served as vice president and metro market leader, where he had operational oversight for Baptist’s seven metro-Memphis hospitals and NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. He began his Baptist career serving as assistant administrator and CEO for Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. After that, he served as CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.
Little received his bachelor’s degree in health administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his master’s degree in business administration and health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Little was an operations administrator for the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., before coming to Baptist.
Jason is a recipient of the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on several boards, including the Church Health Center, Memphis Leadership Academy, the Baptist College of Health Sciences, and the University of Tennessee Alumni Board.
Gregory M. Duckett
Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel
Since 1992, Greg Duckett has served as senior vice president and corporate counsel for Baptist Memorial Health Care. In this role, he has a number of responsibilities, including providing executive leadership, direction, guidance and assistance on legal and strategic matters related to Baptist and its subsidiaries and educating Baptist leadership on changes in the law. He also oversees risk management, risk financing, corporate compliance and government relations for Baptist Memorial Health Care.
Duckett serves as chairman of the Shelby County Election Commission and is a former hearing officer for the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Responsibility. In addition, he sits on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis Branch; the Memphis College of Art; the National Civil Rights Museum and the Liberty Bowl Festival Association. He also is a board member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Services Development Agency.
Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Scott Fountain, senior vice president and chief development officer for Baptist, oversees the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and is also responsible for the divisions of Corporate Communications and Community Outreach.
Committed to enhancing the quality of care in the Mid-South, the BMHC Foundation - the charitable arm of Baptist Memorial Health Care - supports advances in patient care, medical education and research for Baptist Memorial hospitals. Camp Good Grief, Memphis' first bereavement camp for children, is an original program funded by the BMHC Foundation. All of these services are provided free to the community. Additionally, the BMHC Foundation supports advanced technology and therapies at Baptist hospitals.
Fountain graduated from Iowa State University and has spent many years in development and institutional advancement. Before joining Baptist in 1994, he served as vice chancellor for development at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He also has been involved in numerous civic organizations, including the Memphis Rotary Club, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art board of directors, Leadership Memphis and the Memphis Leadership Academy.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
In his role as senior vice president and chief financial officer, Don Pounds is responsible for all areas of finance for the Baptist system, including treasury management, external and internal reporting, supply chain, reimbursement, tax, revenue cycle and general accounting. Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as controller at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
A graduate of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Pounds earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also is a member of the Health Care Financial Management Association.