Parkridge Welcomes Bement As Executive Director Of Surgical Services

Monday, September 16, 2013

Jared Bement has been selected as the Executive Director of Surgical Services for Parkridge Health System. Mr. Bement has many years of experience in nursing leadership. He comes to Parkridge from a position as Director of Perioperative Services at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

“We are pleased to welcome Jared as part of the Parkridge Health System family,” said Darrell Moore, President and CEO.

“His clinical expertise and experience make him a valuable asset to our surgical programs at Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East Hospital, and we look forward to continued advancement under his leadership.”

Mr. Bement holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis and also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from East Tennessee State University. Mr. Bement is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Top 25 Surgical Services Summit.

Mr. Bement is relocating to Chattanooga with his wife, Mary Beth, and three children. He will assume his new duties with Parkridge on Sept. 16.



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