New Employees Bring More than 70 Years of Healthcare Experience to Riverside

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (September 25, 2012)  - Riverside Medical Center is pleased to welcome two new executive directors.  Jeffrey Beichner, RN, MSN, FABC joins Riverside as Executive Director of the Center for Heart and Vascular Excellence and Ellen Tierney, RN, BSW, LNHA will serve as Executive Director of Independent and Assisted Living at Sojourn.

Beichner brings extensive healthcare experience to Riverside including more than 35 years experience in cardiovascular services. He has worked at a number of hospitals throughout the Chicagoland area.

Beichner received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Evansville and his Master of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University. He will oversee the cardiovascular service line at Riverside including interventional cardiac procedures, non-invasive procedures and the cardiac catheter laboratory.

Tierney is the new Executive Director of Independent and Assisted Living at Sojourn, where she will oversee the operations of Independent Living as well as Assisted Living and Memory Care Services.

She has more than 36 years of healthcare and management experience in various settings including hospital, nursing home and home health. She is a Registered Nurse, a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.

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