Iredell Well being System is happy to announce Shelly Brown, MSN, RN, as the brand new Director of Data Programs.
Brown has labored at Iredell Well being System for over 33 years and has a various background in nursing, management, and knowledge providers.
As a younger grownup, Brown started her profession at Iredell Memorial Hospital in 1989 as a PRN, or “as wanted,” licensed nursing assistant (CNA) on the telemetry unit. The next yr, she was employed as a full-time workers nurse on the identical unit. Three years later, in 1993, Brown accepted the function of Assistant Director of Telemetry earlier than her promotion to director of that very same unit in 1997. Whereas on this function, Brown served because the lead nurse director on the hospital’s digital medical data implementation workforce, the place her curiosity advanced to info methods.
In 2012, Brown moved from the telemetry division to the knowledge methods (IS) workforce because the medical informatics supervisor. She later grew to become the Assistant Director of IS in 2019.
“As a nurse, my true ardour was caring for sufferers. After I moved to IS, that keenness transitioned to caring for the nurses and suppliers who use medical info methods. I ensure they’ve the know-how, instruments, and adaptability they want with the intention to have extra time on the bedside with the affected person,” she stated.
In her new function, Brown will oversee the group’s total pc community, together with medical info methods, like digital medical data and the affected person portal.
Brown has an affiliate’s diploma in nursing from Mitchell Group Faculty, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winston-Salem State College, and a Grasp of Science in Nursing Management from East Carolina College.
“I’m excited for the chance to develop the division and the group as an entire. I hope to streamline processes to make us extra environment friendly and ensure the workforce has what they should do their day by day tasks. I couldn’t be a part of a greater workforce. They’re a terrific group to work with,” she stated.
In her free time, Brown is a pastime farmer and likes to go tenting, working, and mountain climbing.