Midtown Medical Center in Columbus said Friday they have hired Dr. Jacqueline Herd as vice president and chief nursing officer.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Jackie join our team,” Ryan Chandler, president of Midtown Medical Center, said in a statement. “She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and vast experience in nursing leadership. We know she will cultivate strong relationships with the physicians in our hospital and the community to enhance our quality of care and service.”
Herd comes from the Atlanta area, where for more than five years she was chief nursing officer at Atlanta Medical Center, which has two locations in the state capital. The primary hospital was founded in 1901 and is now a level one trauma center.
Before that, the California native was chief nursing officer for nearly two years at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, Calif. Her experience also includes serving as chief nursing officer and assistant administrator for three years at Centinela Freeman Health System in Inglewood, Calif. She worked nearly two decades at the now-closed Robert F. Kennedy Medical Center in Hawthorne, Calif., with her experience there including a position as senior vice president and chief nursing officer, according to her online Linkedin page.
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“The mission, vision and commitment to improving the health of the community attracted me to Columbus Regional Health,” Herd said in a statement. “I have been in nursing for more than 20 years. I love being a nurse, and I have a duty and responsibility to advocate for our patients, especially those most vulnerable.”
Herd earned a bachelor’s degree in health science (1994) and master’s of science degree in nursing (1999) from California State University-Dominguez Hills. In 2014, she added a doctorate in nursing practice from Walden University in Baltimore, Md.
Midtown Medical Center is an acute care hospital licensed for 583 beds, serving as a regional trauma center and operating the city’s only neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital is owned by Columbus Regional Health, which also operates Northside Medical Center, John B. Amos Cancer Center, The Children’s Hospital at Midtown Medical Center, Neuroscience Center and MyCare Urgent Care Center.