January 5, 2016 – Executive search firm Four Corners Group has placed Shannon Landry as chief nursing officer of Bluewater Health. She takes over the top nursing post from Barb O’Neil in a search process that included 80 potential candidates.
Ms. Landry most recently served as chief nursing officer at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. There she also held the roles of vice president of clinical and paramedical patient services. Before that she was director, women’s and children’s program at William Osler Health System.
“With a masters degree in nursing and a focus on nursing administration, Shannon brings a passion for exceptional patient and family-centered care, patient and staff engagement, cultural sensitivity, and highest quality outcomes,” Bluewater Health officials said.
Bluewater Health is a 326-bed community hospital that cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton, Canada. With close to 2,500 staff, professional staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services.
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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that healthcare employers added 24,000 new jobs last month. This follows a large gain in October (+51,000). In November, hospitals added 13,000 jobs. Healthcare employment has grown by 470,000 over the year.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media