From Special Reports

Jennifer Key has been named chief nursing officer at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, bringing with her more than 19 years of experience in nursing and leadership.

“Jennifer has been an integral part of the hospital’s leadership team, leading women’s services since 2014,” Michael Robertson, CEO of Piedmont Newnan, said. “She brings a strong passion and ability to engage all levels of nursing and hospital operations.”

Jennifer Key

Jennifer joined Piedmont Newnan in June 2014 as the director of women’s services, providing leadership and oversight of clinical operations of the labor and delivery, mother/baby and level III neonatal intensive care units. Under her leadership, the hospital opened a level III NICU in her first year as women’s services director, in 2016 received the Women’s Choice Award as an America’s Best Hospital for Patient Safety and she is currently leading efforts to transform Piedmont Newnan into a baby friendly hospital. In addition, employee engagement and patient experience continued to improve while the hospital’s quality, safety and service initiatives thrived as well.

Prior to joining Piedmont, Jennifer was the women’s services department manager at West Georgia Health, where she began her career as a labor and delivery nurse in 1998. Jennifer has a BSN from LaGrange College and a master’s degree in nursing leadership from the University of West Georgia.

In her new role, Key will be responsible for the oversight of all nursing areas at Piedmont Newnan.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of such a dedicated and talented leadership team,” Key said. “I look forward to working to further expand the highest quality of care to Newnan and surrounding communities for years to come.”

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