Carpenter, Jordan Appointed In SOMC Workforce Development

Linda Carpenter has been named Director of Workforce Development, formerly Staff Development, at Southern Ohio Medical Center, Vicki Noel, vice president of Human Resources and Organizational Development, announced. Carpenter has joined SOMC’s leadership team from Nashville, Tenn., where she served as a training manager for the Gaylord Opryland Resort. She received her master’s degree in Educational Administration/Adult Continuing Education from Michigan State University.

Shawn Jordan has been named Workforce Development Manager, Noel announced. Jordan has been an employee of SOMC for the past 10 years as a Marketing Communications Specialist in the Community Relations Department. She received her bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism and Theater from Morehead State University and her graduate certificate in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. She is currently pursing her master’s of science in Healthcare Administration.

Noel said the change in the department’s name to Workforce Development, which was official Aug. 27, is consistent with a switch in the industry to a broader scope of educational support for the entire organization in addition to the traditional clinical staff development.