Delta Health System Chairman of the Board, Sam Newsom, today announced the appointment of Iris Yeldell Stacker as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Delta Health System. In her new role, she will oversee the overall operations of all hospitals and clinics under the Delta Health System umbrella. Stacker replaces Scott Christensen, who will step down at the end of the month.
Stacker, who served as vice president and chief system compliance officer for Delta Health System, had a career spanning more than 40 years in healthcare and administration, including at Kings Daughters Hospital in Greenville, Catahoula Parish Hospital in Jonesville, Louisiana and in former South Washington. Hollandale Departmental Hospital. His various responsibilities have included compliance management, patient services, plant operations, health information management, information services, case management, materiel management, food and nutrition and environmental services.
“There is no one more experienced and qualified to manage a hospital system than Iris Stacker,” Newsom said. “Our Board of Directors unanimously agreed that she was the best person to fill the most senior position and we are confident that she will continue to provide the strategic leadership that we have become accustomed to under Scott’s tenure. Iris has our full support.
Stacker graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Allied Health Professionals with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. She also holds the Authorized Health Information Administrator certification. She is a graduate in leadership from Washington County. Iris was also a clinical instructor at the School of Allied Health Professionals at the University Medical Center.
She is a past president of the Greenville Rotary of Club and served as an assistant governor. She also served as Past President of the Greenville Community Red Cross and the Greater Greenville Housing and Revitalization Association, Inc. Iris is a life member of the National Junior Auxiliary, as well as a former United Way of Washington Board of Directors. County and Good Samaritan Clinic. Stacker is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and resides in Greenville, MS. She is also an active member of Calvary Presbyterian Church where she is an elder.
“I thank the Board for their trust in me and fully understand the responsibility we have as a community to keep our hospital system thriving,” Stacker said. “Knowing that I have their support and working with a proven team of quality clinicians and hospital staff will make this transition a smooth and successful one. I look forward to continuing the positive direction that my predecessor charted.
Christensen took over running the hospital as a single entity in Greenville and leaves it as a group of community hospitals in the Delta and beyond.
The hospital has grown to include locations in Clarksdale and Senatobia as well as clinics in Arcola. Christensen also oversaw the hospital’s recent rebranding as Delta Health System.
About the Delta Health System
Delta Health System has served the Delta since 1953 with a mission to provide high quality medical services to the citizens and communities of the Tri-State Delta region and to be a leader in providing needed support services to providers care and patients to improve the health of the communities they serve. Our priority is to consistently provide the best and safest care to our patients and to ensure a lasting presence in our community. The Delta Health System includes Greenville Medical Center; North West Regional, Clarksdale; and Highland Hills, Senatobia.
For more information about Delta Health System, visit deltahealthsystem.com.