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Asante welcomes new (and some familiar) leaders in ITS, APP and nursing

One narrates audiobooks, another was born in the very hospital in which she now works, and a third new leader could be the envy of Clark Griswold.
Christopher Jorge, manager of system integration, ITS

Jorge joined Asante in 1990, making him one of Asante’s longest-tenured employees. He was promoted to supervisor in Information Technology Services in 2018 before being named manager this past August. This is currently in his eighth ITS role at Asante.

Jorge has been married for more than 30 years and he has three children and two grandchildren.

He has a passion for music, from performing to production, and also enjoys traveling, exploring, roasting coffee and the occasional audiobook narration.

Brianne Poland, manager of patient care services, General Medicine, AACH

Poland was born at Ashland Community hospital and raised in Southern Oregon, graduating from Ashland High School.

She attended Oregon Health & Science University, earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She began her career in health care as a CNA in 2009. She joined Asante in 2012 as a night-shift RN on Med/Surg at Ashland.

“Brianne is a fearless mother of three sons, and someone who can easily befriend those around her,” said Amalia Kieley, director of Nursing at AACH.

In her spare time she enjoys coffee from the Human Bean, a good Olive Garden dinner and cookies (not candy). She also likes scrapbooking, photography, baking, camping and going on outdoor excursions. If she had not become a nurse, she says she may have pursued a career in criminal justice or forensic science.

Alexander Sked, practice manager, APP–Endocrinology, Medford

A longtime Rogue Valley resident, Sked  joined Asante  in September after serving as director of administration and clinical support for Medford Radiology Group. Before that he was a clinic manager for Providence Medical Group in Medford.

His pre-health-care career included serving as a director with the aerospace manufacturer, Erickson Inc.

Sked, who holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Western Governors University, is married with four daughters. (Daughter Gracie works in sterile processing at ARRMC.)

Outside of Asante, Sked enjoys working with his hands as a machinist and certified journeyman tool and die maker. Every Christmas, neighbors find his home illuminated with over 20,000 animated lights and free candy canes.

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