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Dr. Emil Nigro is now President of Medical Staff

Phelps Hospital announced that Dr. Emil Nigro, formerly the Medical Director of Emergency Services, has been appointed President of the Medical Staff.  In this role, Dr. Nigro will preside over the governing body for the medical practitioners at Phelps and will also serve as the Chairman of the Medical Board. During his residency, Dr. Nigro worked per-diem in the Emergency Department at Phelps Hospital and accepted a full-time position there in 1979. In 1984, Dr. Nigro was appointed Phelps’ Director of Emergency Medicine.

New Aspiring Leaders Graduates

Phelps’ Aspiring Leaders Program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals interested in exploring future management or leadership positions. The fourth such cohort graduated last month and worked on projects such as community gardens, patient education and an advisory council for patients and families.

Phelps Prepares to Become a Magnet Hospital

Judy Dilworth has joined Phelps as the Magnet Program Director. In 2020, Phelps intends to apply for certification as a Magnet Hospital, an accreditation by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center that recognizes hospitals’ attainment of nursing excellence. To date, only 7 percent of hospitals in the country achieved this performance-driven level. Ms. Dilworth has over 20 years of experience with hospitals that have achieved Magnet status.

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