According to Raina Sanford, MBA, CRA, RT (R)(M), RDMS, RVT, director of Radiology at Gordon Hospital, Ward previously worked as the breast cancer nurse navigator at the hospital.
“Jennifer’s vast knowledge of the department, coupled with her experience, will make this an easy transition for her,” Sanford explains. “We are very happy that she accepted this new role. Her compassionate personality will make her a wonderful asset to our state-of-the-art cardiac cath lab//interventional radiology suite..”
Ward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Mercer University. Prior to joining Gordon Hospital, she served in the Cardiac Step Down Unit at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
“I am excited about my new role here at Gordon Hospital,” Ward says. “I truly enjoyed my tenure as the breast cancer nurse navigator, but I’m also excited about this new opportunity to help our patients as they undergo diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and other interventional radiology procedures in our cath lab.”
Ward and her husband, Wes, reside in Dalton with their daughter, Merritt, and two Labrador Retrievers.
Addtionally, Elmore Patterson has been selected to serve as the hospital’s director of facilities and plant operations.
“We are pleased that Elmore chose to accept the director of facilities position at Gordon Hospital,” says Steve Hannah, chief operating officer for Gordon Hospital. “He brings to this position a wealth of knowledge and experience along with a people-oriented management style.”
Prior to joining Gordon Hospital, Patterson served as facility planner and health systems specialist for Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He also served as a Medical Service Corps Officer as Captain with the United States Army Medical Command.
Patterson holds a Master’s Degree in health service administration from Armstrong Atlantic State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration marketing from Savannah State University.
“I’m excited and I’m humbled to be given the opportunity to lead this fantastic team of employees who put God first in providing health services support to Gordon Hospital caregivers,” Patterson says. “Our men and women at Gordon Hospital take pride in serving the families of this community, and I am proud to join this team.”
Patterson and his wife of seven years, Shemeca, have a daughter, Victoria Tracee, 3, and a son, Evan Dallas, two months old. Patterson enjoys working with his church, spending time with his family, and sports.