Jennie Bounds has been named the public relations and marketing director at Blount Memorial Hospital. She will be responsible for overseeing the hospital’s corporate identity and communication strategies with both internal and external audiences, while building and enhancing relationships with community and health-related partners.
Bounds holds a bachelor of science degree in communications from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Most recently she has served as public relations manager for Blount Memorial, a position she has held since 2005. She also served as the public relations and marketing assistant for the hospital from 2003 until 2005.
Bounds currently sits on the board of directors for the Blount County Chapter of the American Red Cross and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Alcoa. She has won Awards of Excellence, Quality and Merit from the Public Relations Society of America as well as Prism and Citation awards from the Tennessee Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations.