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June 02, 2017
West Jefferson Hospital Foundation is pleased to welcome Susan D. Trantham as its new executive director. Trantham comes to West Jefferson from a position as the Director of Development for the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy/West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. Prior to this, she was the Director of Development for the West Virginia University Eye Institute and West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology. Her career spans more than 25 years of non-profit fundraising.
Trantham is a member of the American Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Institutional Advancement, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
“We are happy to welcome Susan Trantham as our executive director and major gifts officer,” said Woody Oge, president of the West Jefferson Hospital Foundation. “We also look forward to helping her become further acquainted with our region. Susan is already extremely passionate about our mission and is very happy to relocate close to her family.”
“We are looking forward to Susan’s experience and enthusiasm in helping raise awareness and funds for our hospital foundation,” said Nancy R. Cassagne, President and CEO of West Jefferson Medical Center, on welcoming Trantham to the hospital family. “Susan’s work and dedication will help our hospital foundation support the great works of our hospital and our hospital mission.”
“It is an honor to serve the WJ Hospital Foundation as its executive director and to work with its Board to further the mission of West Jefferson Medical Center,” said Susan Trantham. “I look forward to getting to know members of the community and beyond and am thrilled to call Louisiana my new home.”

West Jefferson Hospital Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit entity dedicated to supporting the Mission of West Jefferson Medical Center. Its charitable works include the Care House for loved ones of patients in Critical Care at West Jefferson, the Comprehensive Community Cancer Center at West Jefferson including its Support Groups, and the heart scales for patients with congestive heart failure project.