Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - North Mississippi - (Page 2)

From the CEO A Warm Welcome Meet Shane Spees, NMHS' new president and CEO N orth Mississippi Health Services is pleased to welcome Shane Spees, a native of Tupelo, as its new president and chief executive officer. Spees, who joined our healthcare organization in Mark Williams, MD January, came to NMHS from Baptist Health System Inc., in Birmingham. Like NMHS, Baptist is one of the largest healthcare systems in that state and one of the state's largest employers. His work experience and knowledge of north Mississippi make him a perfect fit for our organization. Spees, 42, has said that he looks forward to building on NMHS' rich history of quality, innovation and service and working with its excellent staff and physicians. Spees joined Baptist Health System as president and CEO in 2007. Before his employment in Birmingham, Spees lived in Texas, where he was president from 2004-2007 of Valley Baptist Hospital Holdings Inc., which serves the Rio Grande Valley, and senior vice president and chief executive officer of Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, all of which were part of Valley Baptist Health System. He held several leadership roles within the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which serves the greater Houston area and much of southeast Texas, from 1995 to 2004. Spees received his master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake in 1997, where he was recognized for academic and leadership excellence. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor's degree in public administration in 1992 and the Ole Miss School of Law with his juris doctor in 1995. He was admitted to the Mississippi Shane Spees Bar in 1995. Spees' community involvement has included membership in or service to the Rotary Club of Downtown Birmingham; Birmingham Business Alliance Board of Directors; Young Presidents Organization Southern 7 Chapter; and the United Way of Central Alabama Board of Directors and Campaign Division co-chair. In addition, he currently serves on the UnitedHealthcare Hospital Executive Advisory Board and the Alabama Hospital Association Board of Directors and is past president of the hospital association's Birmingham Regional Council. Spees is joined by his wife, Parker Hilbun Spees, who is also a native of Tupelo, and their two children, Addy-Parker, 13, and Michael, 4. Sincerely, Mark Williams, MD Chief Medical Officer 2 SPRING 2 014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Cardiac Caretakers
Mending Hearts
Occupational Hazards
The New Rules of Play
Shopping for Two
Back to Basics
Burn, Baby, Burn
Angelina Jolie
Rock Your Health
Breaking Up with Salt
Disgusting! (or Not?)
Virtual Health
One Day at a Time
The Doctor Will See You Now
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - North Mississippi