January 04, 2022
Fairview Park Hospital is pleased to welcome Pam Manders, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, as its new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Manders has more than 15 years of hospital-based healthcare leadership experience. She will have responsibility for more than 300 nurses at the hospital and will oversee clinical nursing operations and initiatives to improve quality care and patient satisfaction.
“I want to help foster a culture of excellence where staff feel valued and supported.” said Manders, who started her healthcare career as a Medical-Renal night shift nurse. “This culture translates into consistently providing high quality and compassionate care to those we serve. This community did an extraordinary job at keeping spirits high during some of the most trying times in healthcare and that support continues to motivate the staff at Fairview to raise the bar each and every day.”
Manders joins Fairview Park Hospital from 354-bed Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, where she served as AVP Clinical Services/Assistant Nursing Officer (ACNO). Under Pam’s tenure as ACNO, the Care Assure Program was developed, dialysis transitioned from contract service to facility owned provider, Evidenced Based Clinical Documentation (EBCD) was implemented as a pilot program which later transitioned to companywide success giving nurses more time at the bedside with patients.
“Pam has a proven track record of building a nursing culture that attracts, retains and develops our nursing workforce,” said Donald R. Avery, FACHE, President and CEO of Fairview Park Hospital. “These are important elements that translate to excellence in patient care. I am excited for our nurses and our patients to have Pam at Fairview Park Hospital.”
Manders earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University) and her MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governor’s University.
When she is not working, Pam enjoys time with her family and spontaneous trips with her twin sister. Pam and her husband, Travis, have one daughter, Jordyn.