Delta Health System Board of Directors Announces Leadership Change


GREENVILLE, MS — 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 unanimously agreed that she is 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 certification of

Registered Health Information Administrator. 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.


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