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Jellico Community Hospital Welcomes, Promotes Nursing Leaders
Jellico, Tenn. (July 22, 2016) – Jellico Community Hospital is pleased to introduce Angela Jones, RN as the new Administrative Director of Quality and promotion of Glenda Kilgore, RN to the position of Director of Surgery for the Hospital.
“Our community continues to grow. To keep pace with area residents’ needs, we are pleased to announce that Angie Jones, RN and Glenda Kilgore, RN are assuming new positions with the Hospital,” said Kim Dowell, RN, Chief Executive Officer, Jellico Community Hospital. “Angie will oversee our quality efforts and Glenda will coordinate our scope of surgery services, including obstetrics and gynecology, general/vascular, endoscopy and colonoscopy capabilities. We’re proud to recognize Angie and Glenda in their new leadership roles,” Dowell added.
Angela Jones, RN, assumed her new post as Administrative Director of Quality in June 2016. A practicing nurse at Jellico Community Hospital since 1993, she began her career in labor and delivery. Jones’ nursing experience spans medical/surgical care and intensive care. She has directed staff development and physician liaison activities, and coordinated information technology and electronic health record conversion efforts. Originally from Newcomb, Tenn., Jones attended nursing school at Lincoln Memorial University. She and her husband Donnie have three daughters and one grandchild.
Glenda Kilgore, RN, Director of Surgery, has been a practicing nurse at Jellico Community Hospital for more than 12 years, the past seven years as Clinical Coordinator of Surgery. With extensive experience in both surgery and obstetrics/gynecology, she shared, “One of my favorite things about the surgery department is that the standard of care was set by Dr. Charles Wilkens, and still follows today with his sons, Dr. Gregory Wilkens and Dr. Todd Wilkens. The focus is on the patient and how to positively influence lives, not only through surgical care, but also with kindness, compassion and prayer.“ Kilgore graduated from Eastern Kentucky University’s nursing school in Richmond, Ky. She resides in Jellico and has two grown sons.
Jellico Community Hospital received a 5-star rating for patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2015, one of only 251 hospitals across the country to receive this distinction. A full-service hospital, Jellico offers diagnostic imaging, radiology, surgery, nuclear medicine, maternity care, intensive care, wound care, emergency care and physical therapy services to meet area families’ needs.
About Jellico Community Hospital
Jellico Community Hospital is a 54-bed, nonprofit acute care facility located in Jellico, Tenn. The hospital has provided quality healthcare to the region since 1974. Patients benefit from the latest medical technology along with comprehensive healthcare from highly skilled physicians, nurses and professional staff. Our dedication to quality means the high-level of care you might associate with a larger medical center is available to diagnose and treat medical conditions close to home. For more information, please visit www.jellicohospital.com.
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