JSMC names Emergency Department leaders
March 2, 2012
HOPKINSVILLE—Randall E. Ellis, MD, MPH, is the new medical director, and Debra C. Flowers, RN, is the new nursing director of the Emergency Department of Jennie Stuart Medical Center (JSMC). They both joined JSMC from Centennial Medical Center, Nashville. Dr. Ellis had been there seven years; Flowers, 12 years.
Dr. Ellis is double-board certified in emergency medicine and family practice. He has worked in emergency departments and other physician roles for more than 20 years. Dr. Ellis earned a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore; a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Missouri-Columbia. He is active in several community programs, including TennCare Drug Utilization Review Committee and Big Brothers & Big Sisters.
Flowers has worked in emergency and cardiovascular nursing and nurse training for more than 25 years. She earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Indiana University School of Nursing. Flowers is certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and trauma nursing core courses.
The Emergency Department is the busiest medical department at JSMC, treating 33,000 patients per year.
JSMC is a private, not-for-profit health organization that includes an acute-care medical center; free-standing medical imaging, outpatient surgery, laboratory, and rehabilitation services; and an integrated physician network. Read more online at www.jsmc.org.