Over the years, my roles shifted until becoming Director of the Pediatric Program; expanding the program from a local census of only 20 to a statewide census of nearly 230 patients before accepting this new role within our organization.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) March 01, 2016
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Mary Spicketts as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in healthcare. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.
“I’m pleased to recognize Mary with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”
Mary Spicketts initially accepted a position for Adult Case Management after applying for a Pediatric Nurse job. Although she did not land an interview for the original job, she fell in love with the job she was awarded, as it turned out to be a stepping stone toward more responsibility.
“Eventually, I requested a full-time position, and then began on-call for the pediatric team,” Ms. Spicketts said. “Over the years, my roles shifted until becoming Director of the Pediatric Program; expanding the program from a local census of only 20 to a statewide census of nearly 230 patients before accepting this new role within our organization.”
Ms. Spicketts is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic outcomes of assigned programs to ensure excellence, sustainability, new service development, education and research initiatives. “In this position, I am honored to work collaboratively with the staff, physicians and the leadership team,” she said. “I rely on my experience, education, clinical expertise and leadership skills to attain excellent patient, family and organizational outcomes.”
When looking toward the future, Ms. Spicketts hopes to obtain her certification as a Nurse Executive-Advanced in early 2016. She wishes to pursue an executive-level position within hospice and palliative care.
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.