June 03, 2013
HCA Virginia recently announced the appointment of Suzanne Beauvoir Jackson, FACHE, as chief executive officer of John Randolph Medical Center, effective July 7.
Jackson comes to JRMC with more than 11 years of healthcare leadership experience with HCA. She replaces Dia Nichols, who recently was promoted to CEO of Northside Hospital in Florida.
"I am honored and excited to join the John Randolph Medical Center team and the Tri-cities community,” said Jackson. "JRMC has long been part of the lifeblood of the Tri-cities with an outstanding medical staff and workforce fully focused on delivering the highest-quality care.”
For the past six years, Jackson served as CEO of Dominion Hospital, a 100-bed HCA Virginia behavioral health facility in Falls Church, where she was responsible for improving the quality of the patient healthcare experience as well as establishing an internal culture of excellence within the facility.
Prior to Dominion, she was chief operating officer of West Palm Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., and associate administrator at both Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Fla., and Aventura Hospital & Medical Center in Aventura, Fla. She began her career as a healthcare consultant with Ernst and Young in Chicago.
“Suzanne has had a long, successful tenure with HCA,” said Margaret Lewis, president of HCA’s Capital Division and senior executive of HCA Virginia. “She brings excellent credentials and experience to John Randolph, and we know she will continue our positive momentum in terms of clinical performance and community and physician partnerships.”
Jackson received a bachelor’s degree in community health from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives and sits on AHA’s Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management board.
She also was recognized as one of Success South Florida’s Top 25 Influential and Prominent Black Women and recognized in Who’s Who Black South Florida. She is married with two daughters.
“Suzanne will be an amazing addition to John Randolph,” said George Elder, chairman of the John Randolph board of trustees. “There is no question that she has the successful track record and ability to help take JRMC to the next level.”