Jefferson College president receives VHHA Meritorious Service Award

Chief Executive Officer Steve Arner, left and Nathaniel L. Bishop, D.Min, president of Jefferson College of Health. Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences President, Nathaniel L. Bishop, D.Min, was honored with the Meritorious Service Award at the 2018 annual conference for The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA).

The VHHA’s s this award is, “The Meritorious Service Award honors people other than chief executive officers affiliated with member institutions who have a history of making significant contributions to the health care field – on both a state and local level – through commitment to service and leadership. Nominees must be recognized as leaders in health care management and policy issues and be involved in health care from the perspective of management or providing support for delivering health care services.”

Dr. Bishop was nominated by the Carilion Clinic Chief Operating Officer and Carilion Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Arner for his many years of service as the President of Jefferson College, as well as his time with Carilion as a Vice President.

Mr. Arner was also elected to the 2018-2019 VHHA Board of Directors at the event

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,150 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day.