Regional One Health hires two new VPs, enjoys strong job growth in 2014

Regional One Health recently filled two senior-level VP positions, and the hospital system has welcomed more than 80 new employees since the first of the year.
"We have grown our system quite a bit since last summer by expanding existing programs and starting some new ones, such as our new outpatient surgery system and our long-term acute care hospital," says Regional One Senior VP of Human Resources Sarah Colley. "We will continue to see some small job growth as we continue to expand programs."
Since last summer, Regional One's workforce has grown from roughly 2,400 employees to approximately 2,560.
Registered nurse Dr. Betty Nelson is the new VP of Quality, a brand-new position for the hospital system. Nelson comes to Regional One Health from Philadelphia, where she focused on optimizing healthcare outcomes through performance excellence. Her focus in her new role will be on supporting the organization's commitment to performance improvement and driving quality patient care throughout the health system.
"As we continue to grow and put our focus on quality outcomes for our patients, the VP of Quality will play an important role moving forward," says Colley.
Brad Harrison has been promoted as the new VP of Information Technology. Harrison has served as Executive Director of IT for the past three years and has played a leading role in advancing the health system's technological platform, including the implementation of information systems and automation. He will continue to lead those efforts, in addition to providing the system an increased focus on information technology strategy, operational management and business and clinical system optimization. 
In April Regional One, which rebranded in February, was chosen by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the top 150 places to work in the health care industry for 2014.
By Michael Waddell
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