Southwestern Medical Center announces new CEO

Southwestern Medical Center announces new CEO
Southwestern Medical Center announced that Elizabeth Jones has been named chief executive officer starting May 6th.

LAWTON, OK (TNN) - Southwestern Medical Center announced that Elizabeth Jones has been named chief executive officer. She will fill the potion starting May 6.

The announcement was made Thurdsay.

Southwestern Medical Center is part of LifePoint Health. Jones comes from Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, another LifePoint Health facility in Somerset, Kentucky, where she served as chief operating officer.

Jones will replace Jerry Dooley, who has been serving as interim CEO.

“A nurse by trade, Elizabeth is a caring and compassionate leader who is deeply committed to keeping patient safety and quality at the forefront,” said Robert Wampler, president of LifePoint Health’s Mountain Division. “I am confident that her extensive clinical experience and passion for quality and service will be a tremendous asset to SWMC as it continues to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”

Jones also served in leadership roles in hospitals in Houstan and Chicago.

Jones holds bachelor degrees in psychology and nursing from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Health Science Center, respectively, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Operations Management degree from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She is a registered nurse and a certified operating room nurse and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“I am thrilled to get to know this wonderful community and help continue the excellent work being done at Southwestern Medical Center to care for patients and families,” said Jones. “It is my privilege to join this exceptional team as we continue to seek ways to enhance the delivery of high quality care close to home for those we serve.”

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