Senior Vice President
Ardent Health Services is a premier provider of health care services,
From humble beginnings, I developed my passion. Working two jobs to put myself through college, I understood the power of commitment and hard work. It is these same principles I now dedicate to my passion for health care - making a difference in people's lives and being a force for positive change in our communities. This passion has driven me to dedicate more than 30 years to leading marketing, strategic planning, communication and government/community relations with a commitment to my teams and the people we serve. Ardent Health Services shares this passion by investing in its people, technology, facilities and communities which empowers employees - producing high quality care and extraordinary results. Our leaders have a passion for the work and a commitment for excellence.Summary:- Developed comprehensive communication and marketing plans for the acquisition of hospitals and physician groups focusing on both internal and external key stakeholders.- Developed integrated brand positioning to increase awareness and preference for multiple health systems including creating multiple, award-winning advertising campaigns.- Launched affinity programs in multiple health systems with memberships in excess of 17k and proven ROI. One program contributed $4.8M in net revenue within the first year.- Developed strategies, communication and tactics to address government relations issues including proposed Medicaid rate cuts, tax credits, provider fee and tobacco tax.- Created 'Don't Bug Me,' a flu prevention program that has been duplicated in 33 states and has received national awards and recognition. The program had a top of mind awareness of 76% among women.I enjoy spending time with my family and the friends I have made worldwide during my husband’s military flying career. I have three children, have been known to rescue dogs and am a news junkie! I am also a strong advocate for internships, as a college internship was my pathway to a career in health care.