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Jill Bayless

SVP Clinical Services

Jill Bayless serves as Senior Vice President Clinical Services for Community Hospital Corporation. In this role, she oversees the clinical excellence of CHC affiliated hospitals and provides consulting services to CHC Consulting clients.

Jill brings more than 30 years of clinical expertise to CHC. Most recently, she was Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Longview Regional Medical Center in Longview, Texas for more than 13 years, where she provided clinical and operational oversight for several clinical departments. She also led nurse recruitment and development, served on leadership and medical staff groups, coordinated annual business planning, and oversaw new emergency department construction, clinical program and facility expansion.

Jill previously held Chief Nursing Officer positions at Dauterive Hospital, New Iberia, La., and Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lafayette

Jill is a Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional (HACP). This certification identifies Jill as a professional with an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of CMS and Joint Commission standards and regulations. She is also a Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Jill earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas Tech University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., and a post-masters certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Massachusetts-Boston.


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