Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR, recently was named surgical and ambulatory services manager for Dorchester General Hospital. In this role, she manages the staff and processes responsible for delivering patient-focused care in the operating rooms and the post anesthesia care unit as well as in the short stay, outpatient infusion and endoscopy units.
Flowers, who lives in Cambridge, began her nursing career at Dorchester General Hospital in 1977 following graduation from the Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing. She worked as a staff nurse in the surgical unit and as head nurse for the medical-surgical unit for 10 years. In 1987, she moved to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, where she worked as a staff nurse and as a nurse manager in many clinical areas. She was also responsible for developing and managing orientation and education programs for surgical nurses. In 2009, Flowers rejoined Shore Health System to take on her current position.
Flowers earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Salisbury University and a masters of science in nursing administration with a focus on health care management from Georgetown University. She has been a certified perioperative nurse since 1982 and completed the RN First Assistant program at Anne Arundel Community College. She maintains professional memberships and leadership roles in the Maryland Nursing Association, the American Nursing Association, and the national and Lower Eastern Shore branches of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing.