Baptist Easley welcomes new members to board of directors

EASLEY — Baptist Easley Hospital recently welcomed returning members to the 2015 board of directors, as well as two new members.

Jeanne Ward, Regional President of Greenville Health System, and Malcolm Rogers, MD, President of the BEH Medical Staff, are new additions. Returning board members are chairman Paul Duane, Boyce Tollison, MD, Tom O’Hanlan, Robert Dye Jr., Angelo Sinopoli, MD, Frances Ellison and Marcia Ragsdale.

Ward holds a doctorate in education from Clemson University, along with a master’s degree in public health in nursing administration from the University of Minnesota, a bachelor of science from St. Joseph’s College in Maine, and a diploma from Williamsport Hospital School of nursing in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining GHS, she served as CEO and president of Oconee Medical Center in Seneca from July 2003 to Oct. 1, 2014. She began her work at Oconee in 1974, serving the organization in several positions.

Additionally, Ward served as a faculty member (1982-1998) with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations in Chicago and was an instructor for the North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Winston-Salem (1972-74). She previously held nursing positions at hospitals in Colorado, Michigan and Oregon.

Rogers comes to the board in a new ex-officio position, representing the medical staff as its current president. Board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Rogers completed his anesthesiology residency at Vanderbilt following a residency in general surgery at East Tennessee State University. He graduated medical school from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his undergraduate education at Davidson College. President of Blue Ridge Anesthesia Associates, PA, Rogers joined the Baptist Easley medical staff in 1992.