Richmond, Va. (Nov. 10, 2016) – Suzanne Beauvoir Jackson, CEO of John Randolph Medical Center, recently received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois College of Applied Life Sciences.
Established in 2007 during the College’s 50th anniversary, the award is presented annually to recognize alumni who have made outstanding contributions in their professional, personal and civic lives. Jackson was honored at a ceremony and reception during the school’s homecoming weekend celebration.
“Words cannot express how I feel to have been recognized by the university that has provided me with such a strong foundation,” said Jackson. “I am grateful for the opportunities I received while attending the University of Illinois College of Applied Life Sciences, and I am also honored to be in the same company as the accomplished individuals who previously received this award.”
Under her leadership at John Randolph Medical Center, a 147-bed medical surgical facility in Hopewell, the hospital has provided area residents with advanced medical technologies and contemporary approaches to their treatments.
She has also led the opening of a new wellness pavilion to provide enhanced care for individuals seeking behavioral health services; an ER renovation project to increase and improve overall services in the hospital’s emergency department; and a hospital beautification project to provide a new face to the hospital through landscaping and parking lot updates. In addition, the hospital celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2015 along with hospital staff, community partners, dignitaries and residents to commemorate its impact and contributions to the TriCities region.
Prior to her current role, Jackson was the CEO of Dominion Hospital and COO at Columbia Hospital – renamed West Palm Hospital then JFK Medical Center North Campus. She also held other key roles as a healthcare administrator in Florida.
Currently, she serves on the board of directors of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Jackson began her career as a healthcare consultant in the Chicago office of Ernst & Young after receiving a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.