Shelly Welch has joined North Oaks Health System as Vice President of Clinical
Services and Director of Nursing for North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, La.
–Shelly Welch has joined North Oaks Health System as Vice President
of Clinical Services and Director of Nursing for North Oaks Medical Center
in Hammond, La.
With more than 10 years of executive and administrative nursing leadership
experience, Welch comes to North Oaks from CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital
in Lake Charles, where she served as assistant administrator and, most
recently, chief nursing officer.
“Shelly will work with nursing leadership to develop and implement
plans that will continue to emphasize our commitment of providing quality
care in a manner that exceeds patients’ expectations,” explains
Michele Sutton, North Oaks Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.
Welch has earned Nursing Executive Advanced-Board Certification and is
a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She earned
a master’s degree in business administration with a health care
management emphasis from Regis University in Denver, Colo. and obtained
a bachelor’s degree in nursing from McNeese State University in
“It is a privilege to work for North Oaks Health System, an organization
engaged in the advancement of patient-centered care and clinical excellence,”
says Welch. “My focus will be to support these initiatives by working
with management and staff to put into practice the innovative nursing
and allied health practices necessary for our future.”