Richard Griffith, Shannon Hyde Join Mary Bird Perkins Leadership Team

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center welcomed Richard “Rich” Griffith and Shannon Hyde to its leadership team. Griffith will serve as administrator for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Baton Rouge locations. Hyde will serve as the organization’s senior director of network development/provider relations, providing support to all Mary Bird Perkins locations and service areas.

As administrator for all Baton Rouge locations, Griffith will be responsible for the oversight of day-to-day operations of the Cancer Center’s comprehensive oncology programs, including medical oncology, radiation therapy, infusion center services, laboratory services, and patient support services.

Griffith is a process improvement expert with more than 10 years of management experience in healthcare services. Since 2017, he served as the CEO of Jackson Oncology Associates, PLLC, a 118-employee private practice spread across three locations that provides care to patients in Jackson, Miss. Before that role, he served as the director of ambulatory operations for the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he lent his experience to advancing the Cancer Institute’s academic success, ambulatory operations, financial goals, and objectives.

Griffith earned a degree in health services administration from Malone University in Canton, Ohio. He is currently pursuing an MBA from Western Governors University.

Having most recently served as oncology service line outreach executive for Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center/Woman’s Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion, Hyde will now take on the role of senior director of network development/provider relations. She brings a wealth of experience to this position, including 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry (12 years in oncology).

Hyde earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

“We are excited to welcome Rich to the Mary Bird Perkins team and to promote Shannon to this leadership role within our organization,” said Todd Stevens, CEO, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “As we continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary, Mary Bird Perkins can attribute much of its success to the exceptional people we’ve hired over the past five decades. I have no doubt that Richard and Shannon will continue this tradition of excellence. Our organization will benefit from their wealth of experience as we continue to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer in the communities we serve.”