LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in DuBois, Pa., has hired Janice Hamscher as chief nursing officer. A seasoned nurse executive with nearly 20 years of senior leadership experience, Hamscher will assume her new duties at DRMC on April 2, 2012.
“B. E. Smith presented an excellent group of highly qualified chief nursing officers to DRMC. Janice brings a successful track record of driving accountability among nursing staff while improving overall quality and financial performance. We’re confident she’ll take our nursing department to the next level,” said John Sutika, president, DRMC.
Prior to joining DRMC, Hamscher was CNO/senior vice president at Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, Pa., where she led a nursing department of 800 full-time employees at two separate facilities. She also has served in nursing senior leadership roles at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa., and Fairmont General Hospital in Fairmont, W.V.
“DRMC was seeking an experienced CNO with demonstrated success increasing engagement and cooperation between physicians, nurses and support staff to ensure quality, cost-effective patient care,” said Dr. Kathy Noland, vice president of senior executive search for B. E. Smith, which conducted the national CNO search for DRMC. “Janice’s background and skill set were a perfect fit.”
Hamscher earned a master’s in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a bachelor’s in nursing at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Kutztown. She is currently working on a master’s of business administration at Southern New Hampshire University. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
About DuBois Regional Medical Center:
DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services to residents of west-central Pennsylvania. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the region, DRMC is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. DRMC, which is located in two separate facilities two miles apart in DuBois, Pa., is accredited by The Joint Commission and the American College of Surgeons. For more information, visit http://www.drmc.org.
About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare leadership solutions firm and the top-ranked provider of senior-level leadership services, including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Consulting Solutions. Veteran healthcare leaders and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 600 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and the largest database of skilled senior-level healthcare leadership in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit http://www.BESmith.com or call 877-802-4593.