Shore Health System Names Director and Manager of the Year

Shore Health System announced recently that Gary Jones, RCP, FAACA, Director of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services, was named the 2011 Director of the Year. Jane Flowers MSN, RN, CNOR, Manager of Surgical and Ambulatory Services for Dorchester General Hospital, was selected as the 2011 Manager of the Year.

The 2011 honorees were chosen by their peers based on their commitment to delivering the Shore Health System mission of Exceptional Care, Every Day. The nominees were selected based on their demonstrated service, relationship building, initiative, systems thinking, vision, teamwork and overall commitment to the patients, families, physicians and staff of Shore Health System.

Gary Jones, who lives in Easton, has more than thirty years of experience in cardiovascular and pulmonary healthcare services. He is responsible for Shore Health System’s cardiovascular and pulmonary programs at the Memorial Hospital at Easton, Dorchester General in Cambridge, and Shore Medical Pavilion in Queenstown, which include cardiology services, respiratory care and pulmonary function testing, and the cardiac catheterization lab. Jones also oversees the Vascular Center, the Cardiopulmonary Fitness and Wellness Center, the Regional Sleep Disorders Center and the Pacemaker/Implantable Defibrillator Clinic. Jones chairs Shore Health System’s steering committees that oversee cardiac services and the Regional Sleep DisordersCenter.

In the community, Jones was one of the founding members of Talbot County advanced life support (paramedic) service. This organization served as the model for expansion of advanced life support services for Dorchester, Caroline and Queen Anne’s counties.

Jane 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.

In 2009, Flowers rejoined Shore Health System as Surgical and Ambulatory Services Manager for Dorchester General Hospital. She has been a certified perioperative nurse since 1982 and completed the RN First Assistant program at Anne Arundel Community College.

In photo above: Gary Jones, RCP, FAACA

In photo: Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR