Published on December 13, 2010

Baptist Memorial Health Care Executive Elected to Tennessee Board of Regents

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Gregory Duckett, senior vice president and corporate counsel for Baptist Memorial Health Care, recently was selected to serve as vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

The Tennessee Board of Regents is the supervisory board for all state universities, colleges and vocational-technical schools except the University of Tennessee, which is a separate system with its own board. The TBR system consists of 45 institutions with a combined annual enrollment of more than 190,000 students, making it the nations sixth largest system of public higher education. TBRs six state universities, 13 community colleges and 26 technology centers offer classes in 90 of Tennessees 95 counties.

In his role as vice-chair, Duckett will oversee board meetings and help guide the board in fulfilling its purposes of ensuring implementation of policies and directives, initiating and conducting studies, serving as a liaison between the institutions and other state offices, providing certain centralized services, and providing leadership in the management of the system.

Duckett joined Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1992 and is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of all legal matters affecting the organization. Additionally, he is responsible for risk management, corporate compliance, the legal department and government operations.

He has served on the Tennessee Election Commission since 2007, is a member of the Riverfront Development Corporation board of directors and serves as chairman of the board of the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering, the first charter school established in Tennessee.

One of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 14 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,000 affiliated physicians; 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 the Baptist College of Health Sciences. Baptist has more than 2,600 licensed beds systemwide, employs more than 12,000 people and has approximately 85,000 admissions annually. In fiscal year 2009, Baptist provided $541 million in community benefit to the communities it serves.

For more information about Baptist, please visit or call 800-4-BAPTIST.


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