Accomplished CNO of Glenwood Regional Medical Center Elected to 2-Year Term
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skylight Healthcare Systems, the leading provider of interactive patient care systems, announced the addition of Sharon T. Lewis, RN, MHA, Chief Nursing Officer of Glenwood Regional Medical Center to their Clinical Advisory Board (CAB). Since its inception over two years ago, Skylight CAB members have completed studies and contributed insights and recommendations about how Interactive Patient Care systems can make a positive impact in the following areas:
- Discharge Planning Improvements
- Increased HCAHPS Scores
- EMR & CPOE Integration
- Increased Patient Satisfaction and Engagement
- Patient Care & Connection from Pre-admission through Post-discharge
Consisting of a highly accomplished group of nursing and clinical executives from leading institutions across the country, the CAB charter calls for members to share their extensive expertise in areas including direct patient care activities, clinical and patient education, operational effectiveness, customer satisfaction, clinical excellence, physician and employee satisfaction, and in deploying and implementing product initiatives which include a full suite of applications across the care continuum.
Sharon received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from University of Maryland, and her Masters in Healthcare Administration from Tulane University. She is currently serving as a Chief Nursing Officer at Glenwood Medical Center in West Monroe, Louisiana and has enjoyed several years in nursing with ten years in nursing management, including eight years as a Chief Clinical Officer/Chief Nursing Officer. Sharon is a member of ANA and AONE where she served on the publication committee in 2009. Sharon has been a Clinical Instructor at Tulane University and a member of the Speakers Bureau. She is a published author in Nursing Management and MGMA Journal.
“We are very fortunate to have someone with Sharon’s talent and experience join the Skylight CAB,” commented David Schofield, Skylight President and CEO. “The clinical contributions and direction provided by the board have helped us refine our overall strategic vision and direction which we announced over 2 years ago to support the patient journey beyond the hospital stay, throughout the continuum of care, from pre-admission through post-discharge. Our CAB members have been instrumental in helping us stay well ahead of the curve in interactive patient care.”
“At Glenwood Regional, our mission is to create the greatest levels of patient engagement by placing our patients at the center of care—and our Interactive Patient System helps our team achieve that goal,” commented Ms. Lewis. “By working together with my clinical colleagues on the Skylight CAB, we can provide our perspective to help take this technology to even greater levels of adoption and shape the future of this increasingly important sector.”
About Glenwood Regional Medical Center
Nationally recognized for its heart program, Glenwood Regional Medical Center remains committed to providing its patients and their physicians with access to the most advanced medical breakthroughs and innovations in heart and vascular care. In 2011, Glenwood ranked among the top 10 in Louisiana for overall Cardiac Services and Top 10 for Cardiology Services, by HealthGrades, a leading independent provider of health quality information. Glenwood was ranked #1 in Louisiana and in the top 5% nationwide for cardiac surgery 2009-2010. Glenwood has also been recognized as one of only two hospitals in North Louisiana to receive a Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2010.
About Skylight Healthcare Systems
Founded in 1999, and headquartered in San Diego, CA, Skylight® Healthcare Systems is the industry pioneer and fasting growing company in the Interactive Patient Care market. With patient communication and connection as the cornerstone of a safe, comfortable and clinically optimal hospital experience, the Skylight ACCESS® Interactive Patient System encourages patients and family to actively participate in their health care, improves communication between staff and patient/family members, and can provide a smoother and faster recovery and discharge plan. With their new products—iCarePassport™ and iCareRounds™—Skylight is delivering on its strategic vision of providing hospitals with a robust product set which will allow them to greatly enhance connection and communication along the entire patient care continuum from pre-admission through post-discharge. Hospitals implement Skylight to support their ongoing endeavors in improving HCAHPS scores, patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes, enhancing operational & service excellence, meeting evolving clinical demands, and delivering on commitments to making a positive difference in the lives of the people they serve.
Skylight Healthcare Systems
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