Welcome from the President Dear Friends, I am deeply appreciative of the community support for Harnett Health and Betsy Johnson Hospital over the years. Our new hospital, Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington, is open and could not have been accomplished without your support. Harnett Health is boosting the Harnett County economy. We brought more than 220 new jobs to the area in 2012, the single largest job growth in one year in the county’s recent history. Nearly 15,000 applications were received allowing Harnett Health to hire many experienced nurses, technologists, and support staff. We are now the second largest employer in the county, second only to the county school system. The $56 million investment in Central Harnett Hospital is the largest capital project in Harnett County’s history, and the opening of the hospital will create an additional economic impact of $700 million over the next decade. What could be a greater way to celebrate our 75-Year deep tradition of caring for our community, as established by Nathan M. Johnson, Sr., than expanding access to care across the county. Under the guidance of our non-profit community board of trustees and the management agreement support from WakeMed, Harnett Health is working to transform healthcare in our local communities. By bringing in more physicians and specialists and continuing to expand our services and locations, we continue to build a premier medical staff so that you have the ability to receive care locally, have a choice in physicians, and have the peace of mind in knowing you will receive the same quality primary and secondary care here at home. Over the next few years, we’ll add physicians in cardiology, orthopedics, surgery, OB/GYN, gastroenterology, ear/nose/throat, urology, primary care, emergency medicine and many other specialties. All of our physicians are here to serve you. Our board is committed to providing you with access to physicians close to home. Last year, Harnett Health added more than 15 physicians to open the new hospital in many specialties. If you need a primary care physician, you should be able to find one at our five physician practices. Harnett Health physician practices have 19 providers in pediatrics, OB/GYN, internal medicine and family practice in Angier, Lillington, and Dunn, and expansion to other communities is underway. In this magazine, you’ll see some of our new physicians we have at Harnett Health to serve you. For a complete list of physicians, visit us online at www.HarnettHealth.org. I personally thank each of our employees and physicians for their work every day to provide quality service and compassionate care to our patients. Our efforts focus on assuring that you receive great care. Harnett Health is here for you, close to home and ready to help take care of you and your family with nearly 1,000 highly trained personnel and 170 board certified physicians and providers. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2013!
Ken Bryan, FACHE President & CEO Harnett Health Harnett Health Executive Team pictured left to right Ken Bryan, FACHE, President & CEO Vicki Allen, RN, MS, Chief Nursing Officer Vice President of Patient Care Services & Service Excellence Sondra Davis, SPHR, MSM Vice President of Human Resources & System Development Wallace J. Horne, MD, MMM Vice President of Medical Affairs Mike Jones, MBA Administrator, Central Harnett Hospital Vice President of Support Services Robin Nichols, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
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