Leadership Team

Learn more about the Nacogdoches Medical Center Leadership Team. Our leaders help us deliver quality care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Jeff Patterson, Chief Executive Officer

NMC recently announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer (CEO) with deep roots in the East Texas community. Jeff Patterson reprised his role overseeing the strategic, operational and clinical activities for Nacogdoches Medical Center and its 10 outpatient locations in early March 2020.

Patterson previously served as the organization's leader from 2015 to 2017. Under his leadership, NMC earned top scores for patient experience and physician and employee engagement. The hospital obtained certifications from the Joint Commission for Chest Pain, Advanced Primary Stroke Care, and Total Joint procedures while the network expanded service provisions to include a new Outpatient Therapy location, MedPost Urgent Care Center, and the first Level II NICU in Nacogdoches.

After leaving NMC in 2017, Patterson served as CEO of Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Phoenix, Ariz. While there, Patterson earned the 2019 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for his role in securing a ranking of top 5 percent in the nation for emergency department patient satisfaction at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital.

Among his many accomplishments, Patterson has been named one of Modern Healthcare's Up and Comers and was recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as a Rising Star. He holds an M.S. in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University, College Station.

Randy Slack, Chief Financial Officer

Randy joined the NMC team in May of 2017. He served as Chief Executive Officer of CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston from 2013 to 2017. Prior to that time, he served as Chief Financial Officer in Texas hospitals located in Midland, Odessa, and Mission.

Randy received his Master of Business Administration from Bethel University College of Professional Studies in Nashville, TN, and his Bachelor of Arts, Psychology from Louisiana State University. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1985.

Patti Bennett, Chief Nursing Officer

Patti was appointed CNO in January 2019 and is responsible for Pharmacy, Nursing, Case Management and Quality. She has significant executive management and administrative experience in non-profit, for-profit and academic health systems.

Patti earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch. She also holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from Texas Women’s University.

Teresa Farrell, Chief Human Resources Officer

Teresa began her career at Nacogdoches Medical Center in 1987 as Staff Coordinator. In May 2000, she was promoted to Director of Human Resources and now serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer and Director of Volunteers. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Her professional affiliations include SHRM and Pineywoods HR Association.

Ian Gibson

Ian Gibson is Associate Administrator / Director of Strategy for Nacogdoches Medical Center (NMC). Ian joined the NMC team in June 2016 as the Director of Strategy. He holds both a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters of Business Administration from Baylor University. Before moving to Nacogdoches, he served as Physician Development Manager at Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, TX.