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New Director of Nursing for MSJMC

Janet DeshongAntigua St. John's - Mount St. John’s Medical Centre announces its recent appointment of Janet Deshong as the hospital’s new Director of Nursing.

Deshong will assume the role of Director of Nursing on April 21, 2014. She takes over from outgoing Director of Nursing, Natalie Southwell, who she has assisted as Deputy for the past twelve years.

 



"I was called into nursing. I love it and have a huge passion and want to see the best of what happens in health care," Deshong said. "I have a focus on patient outcomes and taking care of the patient. It's different when you're practicing as a nurse. You focus on what's best for patients, but when you're in administration your focus is on patients as well as staff. You can't expect to take good care of patients, if you're not taking care of the staff."





 

At Mount St. John’s Medical Centre, Deshong plans to continue her work of providing strong healthcare leadership skills in the realms of communication, problem-solving and positive engagement strategies.



“She brings a solid background of experience managing nursing units and working both within the acute care and professional office environment areas. She has also helped to build strong teams in both clinical and non-clinical areas and is highly attentive to staff engagement and patient-centered care - Core skills and knowledge that are needed as we move our hospital forward”, said Sean DesChamps, Chief Executive Officer of Mount St. John’s Medical Centre.



 

As Director of Nursing, Deshong will oversee over 250 nursing staff in a number of departments including the medical and surgical floors, intensive care units, emergency department, maternity, pediatrics, dialysis unit, outpatient clinic, surgery and radiology.



 

“The leadership of the hospital as a whole has been warm and welcoming,” said Deshong. “I’m excited about this new opportunity and look forward to collaborating with other clinical and administrative areas to optimize performance and reach our organizational goals set. 




Reporting by Caribarena news, publishing by Ofer Shaked.

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#4 amnesia » 2014-05-02 13:32

Congrats sister JANE.
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#3 Congrats » 2014-04-24 22:55

Congrats to nurse Deshong on this well deserved promotion. Your many years in the service has positively benefited many including myself. Thank you and may The Lord our God bless you richly as you continue your service to your country.
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#2 Two Cents » 2014-04-24 13:34

Congrats nurse Deshong! May God continue to bless you.
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#1 Budman » 2014-04-24 11:13

congrats sister
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