NORFOLK, Va. (May 1, 2019)— Liz McCuean, a registered nurse with extensive experience in emergency and intensive care and a strong background in healthcare risk management, is the new director of nursing of St. Mary’s Home.
“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,” McCuean said.
McCuean was a risk manager for Sentara Healthcare from July 2017until she joined St. Mary’s earlier this year. 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, shewas 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.
McCuean holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and nursing from Old Dominion University and she is pursuing a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Louisiana State University.
At St. Mary’s, McCuean succeeded Ann Sparkman, who was acting director of nursing for 16 months while continuing to serve in her role as director of medical records.