RMH recently welcomed Patra Hull Reed, MSN, RN, CNML as director of Clinical Excellence and Patient Transitions.
Reed, an Augusta County native, has 20 years of experience in the acute healthcare setting with 13 years in nursing leadership. Just prior to joining RMH she served as director of Nursing Excellence and the Magnet program at Augusta Health in Fishersville. She has experience as an ICU staff nurse, nursing case manager, clinical systems support coordinator and nursing director. She also has served on the clinical nursing faculty and advisory board of the James Madison University Department of Nursing.
In her new role at RMH, Reed will be responsible for directing case management, nursing excellence, clinical education, and cultural diversity initiatives, said Donna Hahn, vice president, acute care, and Chief Nursing Executive. “Patra will collaborate with RMH and community leaders in seeking to transition patients across the continuum to improve our abilities to meet patients’ needs at the most appropriate level of care.
“Having worked with Patra for a number of years, I know she has a passion for nursing excellence and a strong commitment to high-quality patient care,” Hahn continued. “She brings exceptional leadership, interpersonal skills, compassion, and experience that will help drive our ongoing commitment to clinical excellence, including our journey toward Magnet hospital designation.”
Reed holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from James Madison University and a master’s degree in nursing from University of Virginia. She is a certified nurse manager and leader through the American Organization of Nurse Executives Credentialing Center. She will begin studies at JMU in January toward a doctorate in nursing practice.
“I am honored to be a part of the RMH team,” said Reed. “This position combines my true passions in nursing: case management and nursing excellence. Case management is a direct way to make an impact on the lives of patients and their families and will be increasingly important in the era of healthcare reform. It is vital to provide a seamless transition for patients and their families as they move through the healthcare continuum. Assuring patients have access to necessary services at the right time and the right place not only ensures quality care but also patient satisfaction. Nursing excellence includes the use of evidence-based practice and innovation to meet the challenges of today’s changing healthcare environment. Nurses are key players in helping drive change necessary for their own practice. I will also be working with our cultural diversity program as it is becoming increasingly important to recognize and celebrate the cultural diversity of not only the population we serve but also our healthcare team.”
Reed and her husband, Chad, and their son, Grayson, live in Verona.