Baptist Hospital names Elliott chief nursing officer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 8, 2013 – Baptist Hospital has named Jennifer Elliott, RN as vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer for the hospital. Since 2001, Elliott has spent her nursing career at Baptist Hospital beginning in the emergency department.
She assumed her role March 31.
“Jennifer is a leader committed to caring for patients and improving the lives of our nurses at Baptist Hospital,” said Bernie Sherry, president and CEO of Baptist Hospital. “Her dedication to this hospital and helping those who enter our doors is what makes her an invaluable member of our team."
As vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer for Baptist Hospital, Elliott will work with senior leadership, implementing strategic plans and objectives, while also developing and maintaining patient-centered care initiatives in collaboration with Baptist Hospital medical staff and hospital nursing staff.
Since beginning her career at Baptist Hospital in 2001, she has served in various leadership roles including charge nurse, nurse manager and most recently, director of Emergency Services and Critical Care. She has led the development of various projects including the Baptist Hospital transfer center and implementation of the computerized physician order entry technology in the emergency department.
She received her degree from Tennessee State University and is currently completing her graduate degree at Bethel University. She is a member of the Tennessee Emergency Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and serves on several Davison County committees focused on disaster preparation.
Elliott was awarded Nurse Executive of the Year in 2011 from the Tennessee Hospital Association.
About Baptist Hospital
Baptist Hospital is a member of Saint Thomas Health, Middle Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system with more than 6,500 associates. Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes – Baptist Hospital, Saint Thomas Hospital and The Hospital for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro and Hickman Community Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic, not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.baptisthospital.com or www.sths.com.