Johnson Named Bariatric Nurse Coordinator
Kathy Johnson, RN, is the new Bariatric Nurse Coordinator at Wesley Long Hospital. Johnson will work with physicians and the community to enhance Cone Health Bariatric & Wellness Services.
Johnson’s most important work will be with patients. “Kathy will guide our patients through everything from the tests needed before surgery to the support groups that are vital after surgery,” says Jeannie Wilson, RN, Director, Bariatric & Wellness Services. “She will be closely involved with all facets of patient services and experiences that make our bariatric program a Center of Excellence.”
Johnson comes to Wesley Long Hospital from Women’s Hospital, where she worked as an assistant director in the Mother/Baby Unit and Nursery. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master’s of Health Administration degree from Pfeiffer University.
The bariatric surgery program is accredited as a Level One facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).