Frontline nurse at WDMH pursues higher education, earns award

WINCHESTER — Laura Landry, WDMH’s Clinical Manager of Outpatient Services has completed her Master of Health Administration degree at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, earning kudos and congratulations from her employer and colleagues.

“As a frontline nurse I recognized that there was a whole part of the hospital that I wanted to know more about — so I started asking questions,” explains Landry. “When I transitioned into my current role, I chose this degree to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. I have learned so much about things such as hospital governance, how hospital decisions are made, how funding works and how to ensure excellence in project management. I’m excited to apply what I have learned and share it with my colleagues.”

Landry also received the MHA Alumni Association’s Leadership Award, recognizing her residency project on the implementation of an acute pain service in a hospital setting. “It was an absolute honour to win this award,” she says. “I hope that these learnings will support patients at WDMH.”

“We are very proud of Laura,” sums up Lynn Hall, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services.

“WDMH offers a learning environment – both for students and for staff who want to pursue ongoing learning opportunities. Our patients benefit from this added expertise.”

WDMH says it welcomes comments or suggestions about services at the institution. Email WDMH CEO Cholly Boland or call him at 613-774-1049.

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