Jeanne Ward holds a doctorate in Education from Clemson University, along with a Master’s degree in Public Health in Nursing Administration from the University of Minnesota, a Bachelor of Science from St. Joseph’s College, Maine, and a diploma from Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing, PA. Prior to joining GHS, she served as CEO/President of Oconee Medical Center, Seneca, SC, from July 2003 to October 1, 2014. She began her work at Oconee in 1974, serving the organization in several positions.

Additionally, Ward served as a faculty member (1982-1998) with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Chicago, IL, and was an instructor for the North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1972-74). Previously she held nursing positions at hospitals in Colorado, Michigan, and Oregon.