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.

Morning Pointe Invites Community For Trick-or-Treating On Friday

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford invites families and friends for food, games and Halloween fun for all ages on Friday, 3-5 p.m.  Come dressed in your best costume, and trick-or-treat from door to door with residents. Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford is at 7719 Shallowford Road in Chattanooga. For more information, call  ... (click for more)

Erlanger’s Data Management Platform For Stroke Recognized As A Finalist By Cleveland Clinic During IT Challenge

The Cleveland Clinic 2016 Medical Innovation Summit recognizes CEREBROS, Erlanger Health System’s partner in data management for stroke, as one of four finalists from more than 90 submissions of cutting-edge solutions to improve health care during this year’s IT Challenge.     As the first Neurovascular Information System designed for neurology and stroke programs, ... (click for more)

School Board Chooses Charlotte Firm For Superintendent Search Firm; Lennon, Testerman Want To Keep Kelly

The County School Board on Thursday night voted 5-4 to choose a Charlotte, N.C., search firm to pick a new county school superintendent. Coleman Lew and Associates was selected over McPherson & Jacobson of Omaha. That vote came after board members Kathy Lennon and David Testerman started the session by saying they are very pleased with Interim Supt. Kirk Kelly and would ... (click for more)

East Ridge May Revise Ordinance On Extended Stays; Fire Hall Cost Well Above Projection; Dunkin Donuts, Firehouse Subs Going Into Border Region Sector

A large portion of the East Ridge City Council meeting Thursday night was devoted to the discussion of a proposed amendment to the ordinance previously passed relating to minimum hotel and extended stay hotel requirements. The new recommendations, which the city manager, codes enforcer and city attorney have drafted after meetings with hotel associations, are that a stay can be ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Guess Who Backed Kelly?

Two weeks before the August election where three members of the Hamilton County School Board were angrily replaced, the organizer of what was called “a great way for the (challengers) to raise great money to help them run smart campaigns” made a bold statement. “I'm sure the current board is well-intentioned, but the results are not there," said Paul Brock. "Leadership matters ... (click for more)