Longtime Baptist VP to oversee organization’s information technology department

Beverly Jordan, a longtime Baptist vice president who led the implementation of Baptist’s electronic medical record initiative, has been named vice president and chief information and transformation officer.

In this newly created role, she will continue to oversee Baptist’s electronic medical record initiative, Baptist OneCare, and nursing and pharmacy informatics, but she will also lead Baptist’s information technology department.

Jordan first joined Baptist in 1977 and has held a number of leadership roles during her tenure, including chief nursing officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and the Baptist system. As vice president and chief clinical transformation officer, she oversaw the Baptist OneCare electronic medical record implementation, which the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society recently recognized for reaching “Stage 6” status on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, a feat that only 25 percent of hospitals in the country have achieved.

“Beverly is a very talented and gifted leader who possesses years of clinical and technical experience, which is not often found,”  said Zach Chandler, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Baptist.

Jordan, a Baptist School of Nursing graduate, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and served as chair, vice chair and a board of directors member for Leadership Memphis.