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South Nassau Names Vice President of Patient Care Services
South Nassau Communities Hospital has named Joanne Newcombe, RN, MPA, BC-NE, vice president of patient care services. Ms. Newcombe comes to South Nassau with over 30 years of nursing care experience, including the past 20 in nursing administration.
“Joanne is known for her leadership and management expertise to set and maintain standards of clinical practice that enhance performance and quality,” said Sue Penque, PhD, RN, CNP, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care Services at South Nassau. “Her innate ability to inspire her direct reports and to establish sound, working relationships with medical staff will help South Nassau build on its tradition of excellence in the delivery of compassionate, high-quality patient care services.”
As vice president of patient care services, Ms. Newcombe is responsible for developing and leading the day to day clinical and administrative operations for medical surgical care, telemetry, emergency services, behavioral health, maternal child inpatient nursing services, patient relations, and nurse education, development and research.
“I am eager to work with Dr. Penque and the entire South Nassau patient care team to ensure that the nursing staff has the foundation and tools it needs to continue and advance the hospital’s tradition of excellence in serving patients with the attentive, compassionate care that they deserve,” said Ms. Newcombe.
Ms. Newcombe joins South Nassau after serving as associate executive director for Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer of the 249-bed Stern Family Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation in Manhasset, NY. Prior to that, she was director of patient care services for a women’s and newborn health services program from 1997-2006 and assistant nurse administrator at a children’s hospital from 1992-97.
Ms. Newcombe is a recipient of numerous honors in the field of nursing, including the Nursing Center of Excellence and Nursing Excellence in Education awards. She has also authored and co-authored clinical papers on advancements and best practices in nursing, which have been published in Nursing Spectrum and Advance for Nursing. She is an active member of many important professional associations, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and Health Care Leaders of NY. (HLNY).