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Director of acute care joins Saint Joseph's Hospital

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Janet Christenbury

Cynthia May, RN, is the new specialty director for acute care at Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Cynthia May, RN, joins Saint Joseph’s Hospital as specialty director for acute care. May holds bachelors and masters degrees in Nursing and is a clinical nurse specialist with 22 years of administrative experience.    

Throughout May’s career, she has focused on quality care and ensuring that nurses and staff have the training, experience and tools necessary to provide exceptional care.  Her emphasis is on healthcare quality, evidence-based practice and continuous improvement of standards, policies and procedures.   

"My philosophy is that a supportive environment with a clear vision promotes patient and family-centered care that inspires and supports best practice," says May. "As leaders, it is our responsibility, challenge and mission to ensure that providers have the environment and support required to continually move quality."

May joins Saint Joseph’s from Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Washington, where she served as vice president, executive director/chief nursing officer. In that role, she had administrative oversight for nursing across the system and successfully led teams to improve core measures, quality initiatives, and pharmacy and practice protocols. She also led team efforts to implement a residency program, bedside report, whiteboard and patient care standardization.    

"Cindy May built her career and skills as a stellar nurse and leader," says Joyce Soule, RN, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer of Saint Joseph’s Hospital. "We are thrilled that she is bringing her experience and dedication to our Saint Joseph’s family."

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