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St. Elizabeth Regional Health announces organizational appointments

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lafayette based, St. Elizabeth Regional Health recently announced several organizational appointments.

Vicky Snipes, B.S., CHSP, has been appointed director of emergency preparedness. Vicky served previously as safety director at Logansport Memorial Hospital. Snipes is responsible for creating partnerships with community agencies to improve preparedness efforts in Tippecanoe County, conduct preparedness drills as required by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), manage preparedness grant dollars and their assigned requirements, serve as the District Four hospital preparedness chair and organize all hospital functions in the district.

Allen Borck B.S., NREMT-P, P.I., has been appointed operations manager for Ambulance and EMS Education. Borck’s responsibilities include supervision of the ambulance and EMS education department. Allen began working at St. Elizabeth ambulance department in 1985, and became the EMS education coordinator at St. Elizabeth Regional Health in 2002. He has worked in rural, urban/suburban and fire department-based EMS operations.

Jeff Houston, NREMT-P, has been appointed EMS coordinator. Houston will assist with the operation of the EMS departments and act as liaison with organizations sponsored by St. Elizabeth Regional Health and all Tippecanoe County fire departments.

Jennifer Knowles, R.N., is the new operations manager for the St. Elizabeth Emergency Care Center. Knowles previously was the center’s patient care coordinator prior to becoming the operations manager. As operations manager, Knowles oversees the operations of the department, handles concerns within the department and helps manage the flow of the department.

Beth Beebout and Sally Perdur have been appointed as patient liaisons for St. Elizabeth Regional Health.

As patient liaisons, they will visit patients at both campuses every weekday to make sure the patients’ stay is comfortable and log all compliments and complaints. Patient liaisons act as the contact between hospital administration and patients to improve patient satisfaction with hospital services. Beebout and Perdur will identify and resolve, as possible, patient concerns by explaining hospital policies and procedures and informing appropriate departments of specific issues related to patient care.

Beebout owned a small gift shop in downtown Lafayette prior to joining the staff of St. Elizabeth Regional Health. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington and majored in psychology. She is a member of the Uptown Merchants’ Association and the Indiana Chapter of the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy.

Perdur has been with St. Elizabeth Regional Health since 2005. She previously served as communications supervisor for two years and transferred to Performance Improvement. Perdur has a bachelor’s degree in human resource development from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. She is a member of Indiana Chapter of the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy.

Nicole M. Hannisick has been appointed manager of business development for St. Elizabeth Regional Health.

As manager of business development, Hannisick’s responsibilities will include development of products and services used to enhance the relationships of the hospital, physicians, and community. Additionally, she will work with physicians, promoting new or existing products and services for St. Elizabeth Regional Health.

Hannisick received her bachelor of arts from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and her master’s in health administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Recently, she completed a year-long administrative fellowship with SSFHS’ Western Indiana Region. She has also served as an administrative resident and administrative intern at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Braddock campus in Braddock, Pa.

Hannisick is a member of American College of Healthcare Executives.

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