Women @ Ardent


Women @ Ardent's purpose is to network with and learn practical solutions from Ardent’s own women leaders, sharing industry knowledge and leadership experience. The goal is to support all women in our organization to overcome gender barriers and prepare themselves for leadership opportunities. We believe that having more diverse leaders makes our company stronger. 

Women @ Ardent is aimed at elevating women within our company by providing opportunities and resources to increase the visibility n while developing vital leadership skills that further enhance the network of women at Ardent Health Services. 

Steering Committee
Tyra Palmer, SVP Marketing & Government Relations, Women @ Ardent Executive Champion
David Vandewater, President & CEO, Ardent Health Services
Laurie Bigham, VP, CNO
Alumine Bellone, VP, Risk Management
Jim Hughes, AVP, Organizational Development
Susan Hassell, Director, Corporate Communications
Jessica Stidham, Manager, Talent & Organizational Development
Gina Patterson, HR Director, Hillcrest HealthCare System
Rachel Hochstetler, Marketing Coordinator


One of the ways we fulfill the mission of Women @ Ardent is to host webinars that cover a wide range of topics from leadership skills, finances, communication tactics to professional development. The webinars will consist of a presentation from an Ardent leader, industry leader or topic expert, followed by time for Q&A. All women within our organization are welcome to join their desired sessions. The webinar topics will be announced via email and on the website.

If you are interested in receiving updates on upcoming webinars, please complete the submission form to subscribe to receive our email updates.

To join an upcoming webinar, click on the link below.

Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinars

Book & Podcast Club

Whether you found a book/podcast that provides you with productivity tips, educates you on industry trends or tells an inspirational story, we want to hear your recommendations! Women @ Ardent is a venue to share these resources that have been influential in your personal or professional life. If you have recommendations to share with the group, please complete the submission form below. 


Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations - Podcast

Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.

Listen Here - Best Lifesaving Lessons

Women at Work - Podcast

Stories, conversations and practical advice about being a woman in the workplace.

Listen Here

Women in Circles - Career Resources

Circles are small groups of women who meet regularly to learn new skills, network, and encourage each other. Circles can be groups of friends, co-workers, neighbors—anyone at all.

Learn More Here


If you are interested in receiving Women @ Ardent email updates, learning more about a specific Webinar topic, have book/podcast recommendations or have additional questions, please complete the submission form below. 

Contact Women @ Ardent