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.