FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karen Gainey, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 910-291-7550 FAX: 910-291-7996
January 26, 2010
Lori Dove, RN, BSN, MSN joined Scotland Health Care System as the Vice President of Quality and Resource Management. In her new role she has executive responsibility over the Quality, Resource Management, Risk Management, Patient Safety and Infection Control, Customer and Volunteer Services, Pharmacy, and Medical Staff services.
Due to her background and years of experience, Mrs. Dove also has oversight of the hospital's Emergency Center. "The Emergency Center is my first love, that's where I started my nursing career," she stated. "I am so pleased with Scotland Memorial's Emergency Center. It is wonderful, with a great staff, excellent technology, and patient-focused design."
Dr. Dr. Ralph Carter, orthopedic surgeon and chair of Scotland Memorial's
Clinical Quality Committee, says he is excited about the arrival of Mrs.
Dove. "With her background and clinical experience in patient care, surgery, and emergency services, Mrs. Dove is well equipped to bring service excellence at Scotland Memorial to a higher level. As VP of Quality, she will provide direction to increase the
quality of services at the hospital, as well as lead the effort to institute a stronger customer service program."
With a 20-year career at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, the last two as their Senior Director for Patient Care Services, Mrs. Dove brings a wealth of experience and talent to her new role at Scotland Health Care System. She has also served as Director of both Surgical Services and Emergency Services at Southeastern Regional.
Greg Wood, president and chief CEO, commented on Mrs. Dove's addition to the staff. "Lori's professional and personal values match up very well with ours. She will indeed fit in quite well in our health care system and bring us fresh, new ideas."
"I was attracted to Scotland Health Care System and this position because this organization has the same beliefs and value system that I have worked under for many years. I believe this is truly a good fit for me."
One of Mrs. Dove's first responsibilities is to institute a new service excellence program. Called the Studer program, it will bring service excellence at Scotland Health Care System to a new level.
Born in Ohio and raised in Pittsburgh, Mrs. Dove has lived the last 20 years in Lumberton. She is married to Willard Dove, a nurse anesthetist at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, and has a 16 year-old stepdaughter and a 25 year-old stepson. She sings in the church choir, loves to read and spend time in the mountains. Mrs. Dove has a master in science in nursing and health care administration.
Scotland Health Care System is a community owned, not-for-profit health care system located in Laurinburg, North Carolina. The 154-bed system is comprised of the 104-bed Scotland Memorial Hospital, The 50-bed Edwin Morgan Center, Scotland Memorial Foundation, and Hospice of Scotland County. The Health Care System also owns and operates four primary care facilities, a general surgery practice and an ob/gyn practice.
With more than 1,000 employees, Scotland Health Care System is Scotland County's largest, non-governmental, private employer. Its medical staff includes 71 physicians representing many medical specialties. Scotland Memorial Hospital is ranked in the top ten percent in North Carolina for Surgical Care. In 2008, the Health Care System contributed more than $8 million in charity care to the community.
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