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Wall of Distinction

John W. “Jack” Lacey, III, MD

John Lacey, MD, senior vice president and Chief Medical Officer with nearly four decades of service, retired from The University of Tennessee Medical Center in 2016. His legacy and commitment to patient care is far reaching and continues to extend beyond the medical center into the community. Having served as Chief Medical Officer at the medical center since 1998,Laceys awards and contributions are numerous.The University of Tennessee Medical Center has benefited greatly from Jack Lacey’s commitment to healing and compassion for his patients and fellow team members.


The John W. “Jack” Lacey Wall of Distinction stands as a tribute to the commitment and contributions of team members at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. The Wall of Distinction is in honor of former team members and physicians who have contributed to the mission and vision of the medical center and have helped it achieve prominence in healthcare. In recognizing these individuals and honorees, may the impact of their altruistic influences be forever appreciated and never forgotten. Honorees may be nominated by fellow team members and/or medical staff members and are approved by an selection committee.

Recognition Criteria

To be nominated for the Wall of Distinction, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Previous UTMC, UPA, GSM or UTMC affiliate team member, UTMC medical staff, University Health System Board Member, volunteer and others as appropriate
  • Ten years of service to the medical center or its affiliates
  • History of philanthropic support (sub-committee can use discretion where records are incomplete)
  • Last day of service at least two years prior to nomination
  • Service to the medical center left a significant and lasting impact in one of the following areas:
      • Demonstrated clinical, administrative or service excellence
      • Research activities
      • Education advancements
      • Economic impact
      • Workforce development
      • Philanthropic activities
      • Innovation
      • Public relations

Candidates may be nominated by their peers. The nomination process includes a formal submission of a nomination form and an induction process that includes a selection committee review.

Wall of Distinction Nominee Form

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