A member of the leadership team at St. Bernards has been recognized by an Arkansas healthcare executives’ organization.
Susan Greenwood, vice president for quality, safety and risk management and nurse executive for St. Bernards Healthcare, received the American College of Healthcare Executive’s Senior Level Regent’s Award at this year’s annual meeting of the Arkansas Hospital Association.
The award is presented to a senior level leader who has shown strong leader qualities as well as innovative and creative management skills.
Greenwood has been on staff at St. Bernards for 15 years and has been in a senior leadership role since 2002. She was named to her present position in 2008 and served four years prior to that as the assistant vice president of patient care operations at St. Bernards.
She joined the staff of St. Bernards as a case manager in St. Bernards Home Health and also has worked as the director of the diabetes self-management program, the director of patient care services in St. Bernards Home Health and the nursing director of telemetry, cardiac step-down, neurology and neurosurgical units.
A registered nurse, she holds an associate degree from North Arkansas College in Harrison, a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Jacksonville, Fla., University and a master of business administration in healthcare administration from Ellis College of Business, New York Institute of Technology. Greenwood is a certified professional in healthcare quality and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
She has served on councils and other groups in Northeast Arkansas that concentrate on healthcare issues – the Northeast Arkansas Diabetes Council, the Coalition for Healthy Children and the Coalition for Healthy Families. On the state level, Greenwood serves of the board of directors of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care and assists with various workshops dealing with healthcare issues.
The mother of two also is a strong supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Arkansas and co-directs the Arkansas Ride for the Cure, a recreational bike ride that attracts serious cyclists from through the MidSouth region. In addition, she is active in the Women’s Advisory Council and the Advocates, both groups which support the St. Bernards Development Foundation. Greenwood serves on the board of the Hispanic Center of Jonesboro as chairman elect and chairs the special events committee and was a 2005 graduate of the Leadership Jonesboro Class of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has taken part in medical missions in Central America and south Arkansas.
She and her husband, Bill, are active members of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.