Nancy Harroun, RN Hospital’s New Emergency Department Manager
November 21, 2017
Nancy Harroun, RN, BSN, has been promoted to manager of the Emergency Department at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. She was previously clinical supervisor for the department and has had a lead role in supervising employees, overseeing staff training and education, implementation of policies and procedures for clinical quality assurance, and a variety of initiatives such as computerized order entry and bedside medication verification. Prior to her supervisor role, she was an emergency department staff and charge nurse, collaborating with physicians and advanced practice providers to coordinate and deliver patient care.
“Nancy brings critical leadership competencies to this position, said Helen Johnson, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FACHE. “Her ability to work collaboratively within the hospital system and throughout our community poises her for delivering exceptional patient experiences. She has emerged from thoughtful succession planning well prepared to take on this challenging new role. We are pleased to support her continued success as part of the leadership team at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.”
Harroun joined the Ludington Hospital in May, 2003 after completing her associate degree in nursing, with academic honors, from West Shore Community College. This past year, she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ferris State University, again with academic honors. Harroun is a member of the Emergency Nurse Association and is certified in both advanced cardiac life support and basic life support.
“I’m honored to be taking the emergency department manager position at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital,” said Harroun. “I’ve been an emergency nurse for 14 years and I’ve learned that change is both challenging and a basis for great opportunity. I’m looking forward to bringing my passion for providing optimum care for patients and a drive for excellence to this new role.”
Originally from Manistique, Michigan, Harroun moved to Ludington with her husband, David, in 1999. They have two adult children, both of whom graduated from Western Michigan University.
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan that served 996,000 members in fiscal year 2017. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 26,000 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.
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