John Fox, president and CEO, Beaumont Health, has announced the appointment of Jane E. Jordan, J.D., as senior vice president and general counsel for Beaumont Health.
Jordan succeeds Gordon Walker, who retired as general counsel on June 17 after a distinguished, 34-year legal career. She will arrive on August 17.
Jordan comes from Emory University and Emory Healthcare where she has served as deputy general counsel and chief counsel for health affairs since 2001. At Emory, Jordan has led a team of 15 attorneys providing legal representation for all of Emory University, while focusing on Emory Healthcare which includes the Emory Clinic and the seven Emory Healthcare hospitals, including Emory Saint Joseph’s Inc., a joint venture between Emory Healthcare and Trinity Health, formerly Catholic Health East.
Jordan has more than 30 years of health care legal, management and leadership experience that includes transactional, regulatory, advisory and litigation expertise in both private practice and in an in-house legal department.
Before joining Emory, she spent 18 years in private practice as a partner with several well-known firms in the Atlanta area, and began her legal career as a law clerk for a federal district court judge in Atlanta.
Jordan grew up in Georgia and received her bachelor’s degree from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and her law degree from the University of South Carolina. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina.
As Beaumont Health’s new general counsel, Jordan will oversee all legal staff and resources across the eight-hospital system including a team of attorneys and paralegals focused on medical malpractice; risk management; credentialing; medical staff affairs; regulatory and compliance; transactions and joint ventures; supply chain contracts; research/academic matters and labor and employment issues.
She will report to CEO John Fox, work closely with Beaumont Health’s board of directors and serve as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team.
About Beaumont Health
Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system, based on inpatient discharges and net patient revenue. A not-for-profit organization, it was formed in 2014 by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to compassionate, extraordinary care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont Health consists of eight hospitals with 3,399 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2015, the organization had $4.1 billion in net revenue with 177,934 inpatient discharges, 17,151 births and 530,860 emergency visits.