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Nursing Operations Manager Edna Honored as North Oaks Health System's Leader of the Month for July 2018

Nursing Operations Manager Edna has received North Oaks Health System's Leader of the Month Award for July 2018.

Nursing Operations Manager Edna

"Listening with a humble heart is important to leadership," shares Edna.

Edna joined North Oaks in 1991 as a Nurse Tech on the Telemetry Unit. She went on to work for 12 years as a Telemetry Unit Staff Registered Nurse and Charge Nurse before becoming Medicine Unit Manager. In 2016, she became North Oaks Medical Center’s Nursing Operations Manager.

Edna earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University and a master’s degree in Nursing through the University of Phoenix. She belongs to the American Nursing Association.

Edna and her husband John live in Hammond. They have four adult children: Freeman, who is married to Miriam; Katrice; John Jr.; and Alexis. They also have two grandchildren: John III and Freeman III.

As pastimes, Edna loves to crochet, take part in Bible studies and camp with John. She also enjoys sporting events -- especially New Orleans Saints games.

“Edna is an enthusiastic leader," affirms Kirsten Riney, Vice President of Patient Services. "She can often be found mentoring staff members and generously giving of her time as a community volunteer.”