February 15, 2008

Jones named to VUH nursing leadership post

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Pam Jones, M.S.N., R.N.

Jones named to VUH nursing leadership post

Pam Jones, M.S.N., R.N., will be joining the administrative leadership team at Vanderbilt University Hospital as associate hospital director for Patient Care Services and Nursing.

She will assume her new role on April 1 and will be primarily responsible for the inpatient nursing service.

“Everything Pam has been a part of has flourished,” said Marilyn Dubree, M.S.N., R.N., executive chief nursing officer for the Medical Center. “She has the experience and leadership style that will help the hospital reach new heights of patient care quality and strengthen the nursing practice environment.”

Jones has served as the assistant dean for Faculty Practice for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing since 2002.

She has made significant contributions as a professor and helped put together the proposal that resulted in Vine Hill Community Clinic becoming a Federally Qualified Health Center.

“After conducting a national search, we believe that Pam is the best fit for our organization to serve in this role,” said Larry Goldberg, chief executive officer of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

“Pam brings a set of unique skills and experience, as well as a strong understanding of the outstanding nursing tradition and culture which has been developed at Vanderbilt. We are very fortunate to have recruited such a talented leader.”

Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Jones served in several leadership positions including chief executive officer for The Baptist Women's Pavilion Hospital and chief operating officer at Tennessee Christian Medical Center.

She earned her bachelor's and master's degree in Nursing from VUSN. Jones also worked early in her nursing career at Vanderbilt as a staff nurse and a unit coordinator.