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Martha Baker named Chief Quality Officer for Carolina Pines

on Monday, 22 June 2015. Posted in News, Local News

Martha Baker named Chief Quality Officer for Carolina Pines

Martha Baker was recently named Chief Quality Officer (CQO) for Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, according to Tim Browne, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Baker, who has worked in nursing leadership roles for more than 25 years, brings significant experience to this newly created position for Carolina Pines. Since 2013, she has served as CQO at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Missouri. Prior to joining the Capella Healthcare family in 2013, she was at Hopedale Medical Complex in Hopedale, IL, for 13 years, where she served as Director of Quality, Director of Surgical Services, and Director of Nursing for their Physician Offices.

She had previously worked for Galesburg Clinic, also in Illinois, where she served as the primary nurse and practice manager. Baker began her career at Community Memorial Hospital in Monmouth, IL, where she was Night Charge Nurse and worked in ICU, CCU and ER. Baker earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Southeastern Community College in Burlington, IA, and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from Ashford University in Clinton, IA, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and Alpha Sigma Lambda, which honors adult students who achieve and maintain high scholastic standards. Baker’s husband Mike is retired and she has an adult son who lives in Lexington KY. They enjoy camping and other outdoor activities as a family. About Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center At Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, we “care for our own, right here at home.”

The facilities on our campus include a 116-bed acute care hospital and an adjoining medical office building. From routine checkups to complex, state of the art surgery, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is the healthcare provider of choice in our service area, which includes the counties of Darlington, Chesterfield, Lee and Marlboro. A part of the Capella Healthcare family, this hospital is partially owned by physicians. About Capella Healthcare Capella Healthcare partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care.

Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates 13 acute care and specialty hospital facilities in six states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. The company was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s fastest growing health care companies in both 2012 and 2013. For more information, visit the website at www.CapellaHealthcare.com.