Luanne Satchell, BSN, RN, has been named Nurse Manager of the Women’s and Children’s Health Services at UM Shore Medical Center in Easton. For six months prior to her appointment, she held the position of Interim Manager.
A resident of Easton, Satchell has served the hospital in various capacities since 1984 and joined the Birthing Center as a staff nurse in 2006. “Luanne’s leadership skills, her broad clinical experience and her working knowledge of the Birthing Center made her an excellent candidate for this position,” says Ruth Ann Jones, EdD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Director of Acute Care and Emergency Services for UM Shore Regional Health.
Satchell, whose experience also includes emergency services, home health for high risk patients, medical office nursing, and five years with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, is very happy to be leading Women’s and Children’s Health Services for UM Shore Regional Health. “We are very proud of the family centered approach we take to obstetric and pediatric care,” she notes. “In the Birthing Center, we deliver about 1,000 babies a year, most from Mid Shore families but many from Delaware and Wicomico counties, because unlike some of the other hospitals in the region, our unit offers the ‘LDRP’ system in which labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum are all in the same suite, and the infants ‘room in’ with their mothers.”
Photo: Luanne Satchell, BSN, RN (center), Nurse Manager for Women’s and Children’s Health Services at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, with Birthing Center staff members Christa Spencer (left) and Lacy Thomas (right).