28 Moon Lane
Townsburg, GA 18001
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MARY A. SMITH, RN, MHA
MASTERS IN HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION, MAY 1994
University of Anytown, Anytown, PA
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING, JUNE 1990
State University, Town, State
June 1994 – Present
MILLER MEDICAL CENTER, Atlanta, GA
Director, Clinical Nursing (5/97 – Present)
Responsible to the Vice President of Patient Care Services for the management of 225 FTE’s and an annual operating budget of $10.4M at this 500-bed tertiary care facility. Directly responsible for the nursing care delivered to patients in two 10-bed Intensive Care Units, an 18-bed Cardiac Monitoring Unit and five 40-bed Medical/Surgical Units. Accountable for facilitative leadership, strategic planning and team building for a management team composed of seven Nurse Managers and four Clinical Nurse Specialists.
- Converted 28 of 42 Medical/Surgical/Cardiovascular beds to telemetry beds which resulted in better utilization of critical care beds, more timely and appropriate disposition of patients from the ER, a reduction of patient transfers between units and a decreased length of stay for open heart patients.
- Initiated a sustained change in skill mix on five units resulting in exceeding national bench marks on resource management.
- Serve as a preceptor to graduate nursing students from Emory University, Georgia University and Merion College.
- Facilitated implementation of Case Management on the Ortho/Neuro Unit and quantified findings which demonstrated: a decreased length of stay, improved documentation of patient/family education, enhanced collaboration with all disciplines and increased patient and nurse satisfaction.
- Implemented a Professional Practice Model on four units.
- Established a 30-bed Oncology specialty unit affiliated with the Miller Cancer Center.
- Created a satellite pharmacy that resulted in facilitating patient care and the development of a strong clinical relationship between nursing and pharmacy.
- Created a supportive and nurturing environment for staff and managers with a strong emphasis on teamwork, advanced education, continual growth and development and implementation of various components of shared governance.
- Participated in the redesign/renovation plans for the Medical/Surgical Units in preparation for submission of a Certificate of Need.
- Director, Surgical Services (6/95 – 5/97)
- Responsible to the Administrator for Clinical Services for the management of 250 FTE’s and a $16.5M operating budget. Areas of responsibility included a 10-room OR, 16-bay PACU and 3-room Endoscopy suite with 12 CRNA’s, 3 Nurse Managers and an Educator.
- Participated in design/renovations of the OR and PACU in existing space.
- Designed and implemented a modified block scheduling system in the OR to encourage and recognize surgeons for high utilization of OR time.
- Redesigned the G.I. Lab admission process, which resulted in increased efficiency, decreased paperwork and increased comfort for patients post procedure.
- Directed a management development program for all nurse managers.
June 1993 – June 1995
ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL/SIMMONS HEALTH CARE, Rollins, GA
Patient Care Manager CT-ICU
Responsible to the Director of Patient Care Services for the operation of a 16-bed CT-ICU with 68 FTE’s and a $12.8M operating budget at this 460-bed community teaching hospital.
- Developed a Rapid Recovery Program that resulted in decreasing the patient’s length of time on the ventilator and reduced length of stay.
- Implemented Shared Governance which facilitated staff autonomy in practice and decision making and improved staff satisfaction and retention.
- Implemented a well-defined mentoring program to support new staff and ensure growth of all staff.
September 1991 – May 1993
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, Antwon, TX
Charge Nurse/Staff Nurse: 12-bed CT-ICU
August 1990 – August 1991
TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, Antwon, TX
Charge Nurse/Staff Nurse: 18-bed Medical Surgical ICU
Certification in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN), 1992. Recertified in 1997.
Recipient of the AONE 2000 Award in the Nursing Administration Category.
Recipient of University of Georgia’s 1994 Health Administration Alumni Award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis.
Georgia Organization of Nurse Executives – Member, 1994 – Present.
Managed Care: Implications for Critical Care Nursing. American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Atlanta, GA (1999).
Smith, Mary A. (1999) Restructuring the Role of the Nurse Manager. Journal of Nursing Administration, (1998): 51-62.