Central Carolina Hospital Names Lesia Douglas, RN, BSN, MBA Chief Nursing Officer

October 1, 2016

Central Carolina Hospital announced today that Lesia Douglas will assume the role of chief nursing officer (CNO), effective October 24, 2016.

“We are thrilled to have Lesia join our leadership team. Her experience managing clinical teams and her background in a variety of clinical specialties will be a tremendous asset to our hospital and community,” said John Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Carolina Hospital. “We are confident Lesia will contribute to our continuing efforts to provide the best possible care close to home for our community.”

A registered nurse for more than 25 years, Douglas most recently served as the Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President of Nursing at LifePoint Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City, Kansas. Prior to that, she was the President/Owner of Q&E Healthcare Consultant Inc., in Sugar Grove, IL. Douglas also served as the Executive Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President of Nursing for 2 hospitals in the Bon Secours Health System including Baltimore Hospital in Baltimore, MD and Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, VA.

“Lesia brings a successful history of improving patient satisfaction and clinical quality improvement, as well as experience establishing and guiding special initiatives like partnering with national quality certification programs, developing community education coalitions to outreach to the Hispanic population, and developing nurse residency programs,” said David Spivey, chairman of the Central Carolina Hospital’s governing board. “Her talents and skills will undoubtedly benefit clinical operations at Central Carolina Hospital and help us further enhance patient care.”

Douglas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Health Care Administration from Colorado Technical University. As well as having a multistate Registered Nurse license in California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, and Nevada. She is a member of the American Nursing Association Organization and Kansas Hospital Association. She was the 2014 recipient of the Maryland Nurses Association Mentoring Award.

About Central Carolina Hospital

Central Carolina Hospital, a DukeLifepoint Hospital, is a 137-bed acute care hospital that serves the health care needs of Lee County and surrounding communities. With over 120 physicians, the hospital offers a wide range of specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, pediatrics, hospitalist services, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, hematology, urology, podiatry, dentistry, pulmonary medicine, and wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Hospital services include emergency room, physical and occupational therapy, ophthalmology, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, dialysis, maternity services, nutritional counseling by clinical dietitians, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Central Carolina Hospital was reaccredited by the Joint Commission for a 3 year period in May 2015.

Committed to providing quality care to the community, the hospital has earned numerous disease-specific quality designations:

American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines SM Gold Plus Performance Achievement
Award for Heart Failure, January 2016
American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines SM Gold Plus Performance Achievement
Award for Stroke, January 2016
American College of Radiology Gold Seal Accredited for Mammography June 2016
Healogics Center of Distinction for Wound Care, February 2016
Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Heart Failure, June 2015
Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Certification, March 2015
Joint Commission Certification for Chest Pain, December 2015
Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care, January 2016