• Mitchell to direct women and children’s services at North Oaks Medical

    Tamara Mitchell, MHA, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, CCRN-K, has been promoted to director of women and children’s services for North Oaks Medical Center.

    For the past two years, Mitchell has served as the hospital’s clinical nurse manager for children’s services. She brings nearly 10 years of leadership experience to her new position.

    Before joining the North Oaks team, she served as the transport manager/nurse educator for the neonatal intensive care units of University Health and Louisiana State University Health in Shreveport for a combined total of five years. Before entering management, she worked for 18 years in direct patient care as a neonatal intensive care unit staff registered nurse with LSU Health.

    “Exceptional patient experiences begin and end with an engaged health care team and strong, vibrant leaders like Tamara,” said North Oaks Health System’s Chief Nursing Officer Kirsten Riney, MSN, MHA, BSN. “I look forward to working with her and our talented and dedicated staff to advance the delivery of women & children’s services and our mission of improving lives every time and with every touch.”

    Mitchell earned a master’s degree in health administration through Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. She is certified in neonatal intensive care by the National Certification Corporation. Additionally, she holds certification in the care of acutely and critically ill neonatal patients through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

    Professionally, Mitchell belongs to the Academy of Neonatal Nursing, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses.

    “I am excited to have the opportunity to expand my leadership skills as women and children’s services director,” asserts Mitchell. “We have an outstanding team, and I look forward to collaborating with them to take our services to the next level.”

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  • Edna Scott promoted to director of patient services

    Edna Scott, MSN, RN, has been promoted to director of patient services for North Oaks Medical Center .

    Scott is a 29-year veteran North Oaks employee. She brings 15 years of supervisory experience to her new role helping to oversee the clinical care provided to patients across the health care continuum.

    In making the announcement, North Oaks Chief Nursing Officer Kirsten Riney said, “Edna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the nursing leadership team, and I look forward to working with her to engage our staff in the provision of high-quality, safe health care for our community.”

    Since 2017, Scott has served as nursing operations manager for North Oaks Medical Center. Additional management experience includes fulfilling the roles of nursing support supervisor in 2016 and medicine unit coordinator for 10 years. She also worked in direct patient care as a charge nurse on the telemetry unit. While in nursing school, she gained experience as a nursing assistant, also on the hospital’s telemetry unit.

    Consistent dedication to the health system’s mission of improving lives has earned Scott multiple accolades. The North Oaks team honored her as a North Oaks Nurse Excellence award recipient in 2000 and 2010 and Leader of the Month in 2018.

    Scott completed a master’s degree in nursing through the University of Phoenix-based in Arizona. She earned bachelor’s degrees in nursing and business management from Southeastern Louisiana University.

    Professionally, Scott belongs to the American Nurses Association and the Tangipahoa District Nurses Association, which honored her as a “Top Nurse” in 2017.

    Scott, who upholds “listening with a humble heart” as a personal tenet of effective leadership, shares that she is looking forward to working closely with her colleagues and team to fulfill the North Oaks mission of improving lives.

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