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Published on April 29, 2015

First Nurse Leader Fellow Named at Cone Health

Karen Resh, RN, is Cone Health’s first Nurse Leader Fellow. The newly created fellowship will provide Resh with the experience to seek an advanced nursing leadership role.

“Nurses develop bonds and relationships with our patients and families through caring for them every day,” says Resh. “This fellowship allowsKaren Resh me to continue bringing those experiences, that voice of the patient, into the big picture of what we do at Cone Health.”

During her one-year fellowship, Resh will work alongside Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Theresa Brodrick, PhD, RN, vice presidents of nursing and other leaders across Cone Health. “We invest in our employees at Cone Health,” says Brodrick. “The Cone Health Nurse Leader Fellowship was created to provide the experience, the strategic thinking, the risk-taking and the visionary skills and expertise that our nurse leaders need to meet the ongoing challenges in health care.”

During her fellowship, Resh will continue in her role as director of the emergency department at Wesley Long Hospital. Prior to being promoted to that positon, Resh served as director of the emergency department at MedCenter High Point for four years.

Resh is a former Great 100 nursing award recipient. She is certified in the Six Sigma quality improvement process, is a member of the North Carolina Association of Nurse Executives and is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association. She is active in the community, twice serving as president of the YWCA of Greater High Point Board of Directors.

Resh earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and a Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration degree from Pfeiffer University.