AGH/HS promotes shared leadership and decision making, which empowers staff
to make changes that impact the delivery of patient care.
Atlantic General Hospital/Health System’s Shared Leadership Model
Education/Work Environment Council
Goal: To identify, promote and disseminate education opportunities throughout
the organization and monitor the work environment.
Professional Nurse Council
Chair: Karen Christmas RN, WCC
Goal: To evaluate, implement and maintain standards for professional growth
and development and to identify strategies to promote retention of professional nurses.
Performance Improvement/Patient Safety Council
Chair: Iris Hudson RN, CMSRN
Goal: To facilitate interdisciplinary performance improvement projects
to improve outcomes and exceed established benchmarks.
Chair: Nicole House-Blanc, MSN, RN
Goal: To approve and maintain evidence-based procedures and practices
in patient care.
Council of Scientific Investigations
Chair: Julie Long, MSN, RN
Goal: To develops, evaluate and support all research efforts within the
Nursing Peer Review Council
Chair: Ann Watson-Waples, RN
Goals: To improve the quality of care provided by individual nurses by
identifying opportunities for process improvement and acknowledging exemplary care.
Nurse Practitioner Council
Chair: Angela Simmons, MSN, RN, CRNP
Goal: To address legislative issues and identify opportunities for quality
improvement through peer review and the credentialing process.
Chair: Colleen Wareing, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC and Vice President of Patient
Goal: To amend and approve shared leadership bylaws and monitor the progress
of all global council annual goals.