Keith McClure, an assistant nurse manager of surgery at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, has been inducted into the Tenet Heroes 2018 Hall of Fame, Tenet's highest honor for its employees.
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.
McClure was selected for his 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.