Williams Named Nursing Director of Emergency Department at Wesley Long Hospital
Debra Williams, RN, has joined Cone Health as Nursing Director for Emergency Services, at Wesley Long Hospital. As such, Williams will oversee operation of the 54-bed, 156-employee emergency department. The newly constructed department will see more than 48,000 patients this year.
Williams has spent much of her nearly 30-year nursing career in emergency services. “There are few places where the Cone Health value of ‘Caring for our Patients’ comes into such sharp focus as in the emergency department,” Williams says. “People come to us hurt and scared, and we provide the comfort and care they need.”
Williams comes to Cone Health from Garden City, Mich., where she worked in progressively responsible positions, including Vice President of Operations, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Emergency Services.
“Williams brings invaluable experience to our fast-paced emergency department,” says Annette Smith, RN, Vice President, Nursing and Patient Services, Wesley Long Hospital. “We look forward to her talents and leadership further improving the service and care that we bring to every patient who visits our new Emergency Department.”