News In General, October 2017

A WORD FROM OUR CNO Tim Marks

For those of you who may not know me, my name is Tim Marks. Since July of this year, I have served as Interim Co-Chief Nursing Ocer, along with Mrs. Jackie Simien. I have been the Director of Clinical Informatics in Information Technology for six years. I am a lifelong resident of St. Landry Parish, originally from Plaisance. I moved to Opelousas when I was twelve. My wife is from Arnaudville and is a teacher with the St. Landry Parish School Board. Our family lives just a few miles outside of Opelousas.

Although it has been just a little over two months since Jackie and I began the transition into our new roles, we have witnessed many great things happening here at OGHS. The Shared Governance reengagement, which is a group of committees comprised of frontline employees who take on initiatives and help develop processes, began providing a modality for sta members to drive positive change and guide leadership by communicating identied needs. This is an excellent avenue for sta to have a voice in the decisions of our organization as we move forward. Process improvements are under way in many areas of the hospital which will increase eciency and serve our primary goal of providing better service to our patients. I would like to express my personal thanks to all of you for what you do every day to make this facility and our community a better place. Your eorts do not go unnoticed. The Donuts & Coee celebration was a wonderful way to fully express our appreciation for each of you. More specically, I would like to commend our leaders and sta for input and eorts with the EMR. I would also like to express my appreciation to your for your support while serving in my role as Interim Co-CNO. The patients that come through our doors are our family and friends. They lie in our beds, and trust us wholeheartedly with their care. Remember, this is why all of us are here, to serve. It is truly wonderful to be part of the OGHS Family and a blessing to come to work every day with purpose, to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

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