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New Vice President, Patient Services, joins NHS

Posted Mar 28th, 2011

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A registered nurse who has held a number of management positions over the last 10 years, most recently at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, will bring a highly personable approach to her new role with the Niagara Health System (NHS).

Kim Stephens-Woods joins the NHS today as Vice President, Patient Services at the Douglas Memorial, Port Colborne and Niagara-on-the-Lake hospital sites. In her new role, she will also be responsible for the perioperative (includes surgery, endoscopy and related services), complex care and long-term care programs.

“Kim began her healthcare career in nursing in 1979 and has worked in a number of specialty areas, including neurosciences, emergency, utilization and surgery,” says Interim President and CEO Dr. Sue Matthews. “We are privileged to have Kim join us in Niagara. She has extensive experience in healthcare and brings with her a wealth of knowledge. When people meet her, they immediately comment on how her personality makes them feel so at ease. She is very personable and caring, and I know she will be warmly welcomed in her new role.”

Mrs. Stephens-Woods most recently held the position of Director of Clinical Services at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University as well as a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a focus on management from D’Youville College in Buffalo.

“I am very excited to begin this new role at the Niagara Health System,” says Mrs. Stephens-Woods. “I have already met a lot of people, and it is clear that they are all passionate about healthcare in Niagara. I am looking forward to working with everyone to enhance the patient care experience.”

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