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Recruitment and Credentialing Teams

Tanner Health System’s experienced recruitment and credentialing teams have a proven track record for recruiting and credentialing physicians for key specialties and building strong relationships with Tanner’s medical staff and their families.

Physician Recruitment Team

Recruiting Phone:  1.866.940.0836
E-mail: physicianrecruiting@tanner.org

Shellie Sherrod

Director, Physician Recruitment and Development

As director of Physician Recruitment and Development for Tanner Health System, Shellie Sherrod manages all facets of recruitment for key specialties, including sourcing, contracting, and the initial introduction of physicians to the community.

Sherrod works to build strong relationships with Tanner’s medical staff and their families, finding this to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her work.

Sherrod joined Tanner in 2005 after several years as a senior pharmaceutical sales representative for GlaxoSmithKline and a practice administrator for WellStar Physicians Group.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mercer University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of West Georgia.

Jacob Stephenson

Sr. Physician & APP Recruiter

Jacob Stephenson joined the Tanner team in the summer of 2015 after a 10-year career in the banking industry. He has a unique perspective of Tanner Health System as he was born at Tanner Medical Center / Carrollton, grew up in the community, and has had immediate family members who also work for Tanner.  Building relationships with physicians and APPs that are considering Tanner is one of the most gratifying parts of his job.

With the experience of growing up in the area and working with many businesses in west Georgia while in commercial banking, he knows the ins and outs of the community as well as anyone.

Stephenson earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and played football at Harding University in Searcy, AR, graduating in 2005. He recently completed an MBA degree with an emphasis on Healthcare Administration. While not working, he loves experiencing new adventures with his family, traveling, and participating in triathlons.

Laura Barnett

Physician & APP Recruiter

Laura Barnett joined Physician Recruitment in 2018. She previously worked as a talent acquisition specialist for Tanner, placing more than 2,000 employees since 2012. In 2013 she was named Nurse Recruiter for the system.

A Carrollton native who was born at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Barnett also previously worked at Tanner from 1995-1999 as a ward secretary and nursing technician.

After deciding on a career change, she earned her bachelor’s in HR management from the University of West Georgia and got her first job in recruiting for local a tier-one automotive supplier in 2003.

Even back then Barnett knew she would make her way back to Tanner because she loves working in healthcare and being part of the Carrollton community, and her heart “bleeds Tanner green.”

Medical Staff Services Credentialing Team

Medical Staff Services Phone: 770.812.8223

E-mail: medstaff@tanner.org

Fax: 770.838.8889

Director, Medical Staff Services - Leslie Gore, MBA

Credentialing Coordinator - Melissa Polk

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