Employee Spotlight

Jack Flanagan came to Tennessee Retina from Scripps Health in San Diego, CA.  While at Scripps, he was a Director of Finance in the Outpatient Clinics and Medical Group Management areas.  He was responsible for the financial operations of a cardiothoracic surgery group, a hospitalist/palliative care group, and a 120-physician multi-specialty group.   In previous healthcare organizations he has held CFO positions in a 220-physician pediatric multi-specialty group, and a Management Services Organization serving five medical groups in the Southern California region.

 Jack also has 10 years of CFO experience in the government sector where his Community Services organization served Marines and their families in 18 locations around the world.  Prior to government service, he was a U.S. Marine combat helicopter pilot as well as a medical battalion Company Commander.  His unit provided surgical trauma services in humanitarian operations and combat zones in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. 

Jack is committed to improving the patient experience by addressing most business decisions and processes from the patient's perspective.  Jack enjoys working with the physicians on operational decisions and strategic plans using relevant financial data, business models and statistics.  Finally, Jack empowers his employees through coaching, cross training, and using automation to make their jobs more efficient and make Tennessee Retina a great place to work

Jack is originally from upstate New York and attended the University of Rochester where he studied Economics.   While in the Marine Corps he earned an MBA from Boston University.  He is a licensed CPA and a member of the Medical Group Management Association.  Outside of work, he enjoys life with his wife Carly Wright-Flanagan.  Carly is an avid animal lover, who enjoys her time away from work with her animals, arranging flowers, and gardening.  Professionally, she is an IT Business Analyst with experience in renewable energies and healthcare.

 They have two children living in San Diego and attending college.  They brought two horses and five dogs to settle in Nashville.