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Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center Announces New Chief Nursing Officer

Emporia, VA - Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) is pleased to announce Susan Williams, BSN, MBA/HCM, as Chief Nursing Officer. She joins SVRMC from The Villages Regional Hospital (TVRH), a 307 bed hospital in The Villages, Florida. Williams started her career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and brings diverse leadership experience from her numerous administrative nursing roles at acute care hospitals in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. “SVRMC is focused on the needs of patients, community and staff members and I’m excited to be part of this collaborative team,” Williams said.

During her career as Administrative Director of Nursing at TVRH, she implemented plans that increased patient satisfaction by 30%. She also made significant impacts on hospital-wide throughput initiatives, staff recruitment, and service line development such as Critical Care, Orthopedics and Wound Care programs. In her role she also led TVRH’s Stroke re-Accreditation and Chest Pain Accreditation. Williams states that, “It is my goal, as well as all other staff at SVRMC, to provide top quality, compassionate care.”

Williams has been instrumental in creating multidisciplinary teams of providers and staff to ensure communication within her facilities. She is deeply committed to building relationships and working together with all stakeholders to ensure the highest quality of care and service.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University and a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix. She has received numerous awards and accolades from Nursing Who’s Who and Advance for Nurses. Williams and husband Bruce were high school sweethearts and are looking forward to exploring Emporia with their grandson, Elijah.

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