Marilyn Burress has been appointed chief operations officer for Memphis Health Center, Inc.
Willeen Hastings, chief executive officer, made the announcement.
According to a release about the appointment, Burress has a 15-plus year track record of leadership and innovation as a “pioneer of new ideas and a purveyor of causes to generate revenue, lead operations, increase provider and vendor involvement, build corporate alliances, and increase community support in the ambulatory clinic setting.”
She was past the director of Grants Management and Compliance with the Shelby County Schools. In her tenure with Memphis Health Center, Inc., Burress has held an array of executive-level positions, including interim chief executive officer, chief operations officer, administrative director, clinic administrator and director of Social Services.
In her new role, Burress will collaborate with the chief executive officer, chief financial officer and chief medical officer to plan, organize, and direct/supervise all aspects of operations across the Memphis Health Center network.
Other responsibilities include “effecting change that leads to improvements in operational development strategies; execution of health center programs; the strategic planning, implementation, oversight and completion associated with each operational project; handling of the day to day operations of the Center and serving on various committees, both internal and external.”