After 27 years of distinguished service, Jerri Quillman, RN, FACHE, executive vice president, has traded in her hard hat in exchange for a well-deserved retirement from the healthcare field. Since starting at Baptist Health Floyd in 1989, she was honored to become the first female in the history of the hospital to become a vice president and later senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Quillman watched a multitude of construction projects evolve Baptist Health Floyd into a regional healthcare provider. One of Quillman’s proudest moments was the hospital’s emergence as a leader in advanced tertiary cardiovascular care with the opening of the Heart and Vascular Center in 2006.
According to Quillman, some of her proudest accomplishments include receiving the Dean’s Award from the IUS School of Nursing in 2003; the Regent Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2001; and the Woman of Achievement Award from the New Albany Business and Professional Women’s Organization in 1997. However, one of her most treasured memories was when she was voted “The Most Admired Woman in Healthcare” by Today’s Woman magazine in 2005.