Liz McCuean, RN, became director of nursing at St. Mary’s Home and The Albero House on Feb. 12, 2019. Liz has extensive experience in emergency care and intensive care as well as a strong background in healthcare risk management.
“I was drawn to the St. Mary’s family to be a part of an organization with such an apparent and strong passion for helping the individuals they serve,” Liz said.
“I support a nursing philosophy in which nursing is grounded in an excellent educational foundation and is practiced with respect and compassion,” Liz said. Nursing care also should be evaluated continuously with critical thinking, she said, to ensure the greatest health outcomes for the individuals we serve at St. Mary’s and that the care is aligned to each person’s specific needs.
Liz had been a risk manager for Sentara Healthcare, based out of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, since July 2017. She also served as an external consultant to customers and collaborated with leadership teams and staff of healthcare facilities to evaluate environment, policies and procedures and regulatory and quality concerns. Before that she, was a risk analyst for Sentara for four years.
She previously provided emergency nursing care to patients throughout the Sentara system, worked as a nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Heart Hospital, operated as a charge nurse, triage nurse and staff nurse in the emergency department at Sentara Leigh Hospital and was a clinician caring for cardiac patients and individuals dependent on ventilator care at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.
Liz holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and nursing from Old Dominion University and she is pursing a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Louisiana State University.
Liz lives in Chesapeake with her husband Mark and their three young daughters. They love to spend time outdoors, where they greatly enjoy relaxing at the beach, hiking and camping.