Amir Hamad, BSN, MHA, RN, CCRN, has been named chief nursing officer of Parkridge East Hospital. Mr. Hamad brings 12 years of healthcare experience to the position, including nursing roles in emergency medicine and cardiac critical care.
“This is an exciting time for Parkridge East, as we are poised to embark on several major capital projects to enhance our key service lines, such as emergency medicine and labor and delivery,” said Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health. “Amir’s experience and leadership will be tremendous assets as we enhance and expand our services to best serve East Ridge and its surrounding communities.”
Most recently, Mr. Hamad served as associate chief nursing officer at Reston Hospital Center, in Reston, Va. Prior to that, he served as director of the cardiac and medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at LewisGale Medical Center, in Salem, Va., where he also served as clinical team lead in the cardiac ICU and as clinical coordinator of the Emergency Department.
Mr. Hamad earned a master of healthcare administration from Grantham University, in Lenexa, Ks. and a bachelor of science in nursing from Radford University, in Radford, Va. He also earned a bachelor of science in biology from Virginia Tech University.
A staunch advocate for the nursing profession, Mr. Hamad is involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Organization of Nursing Executives, National Capital Healthcare Executives, American College of Health Executives and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. He also actively promotes healthcare in the community, serving as a board member for HealthWorks for Northern Virginia and as a nurse for the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps.