Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Keith McClure Inducted into Tenet Heroes 2018 Hall of Fame

Dec 17, 2018

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis today announced Keith McClure, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager of Surgery, has been inducted into the Tenet Heroes 2018 Hall of Fame, Tenet’s highest honor for colleagues.

The Tenet Heroes program celebrates those individuals who make a meaningful impact within their respective communities that goes above and beyond their daily job responsibilities. Nominated by fellow colleagues, Tenet Heroes exemplify the company’s core values of quality, integrity, service, innovation, and transparency.  Since 2008, Tenet has recognized nearly 1,400 Heroes, 88 of whom have been inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame.

McClure was recognized as a 2018 Tenet Hero for his servant leadership in the community, which centers around a faith-based 501c3 program that he and his wife, Sherry, a home healthcare nurse, founded in 2014. The program, which is named Merge Memphis, provides free meals in underserved neighborhoods. In addition, Merge Memphis delivers food boxes to supplement the food supply for those in need in Shelby and Desoto Counties.

Merge Memphis operates 10 freestanding small food pantries. Stocked weekly by volunteers, the pantries have a note that says, “Take what you need and leave what you can.” Through a series of fundraising events, the non-profit is able to provide gloves, hats and scarves during the winter, and as its newest endeavor, Merge Memphis is working to open a shelter to serve homeless women in Memphis.

According to Dr. Audrey Gregory, Market CEO, Saint Francis Healthcare, “Keith’s selflessness is helping to make Memphis a better place. He demonstrates servant leadership every day through his actions. On behalf of all those in Memphis who are blessed by his good deeds and our Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis team who have the privilege to serve alongside you, congratulations on this distinguished and well-deserved honor.”

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