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Published on December 11, 2018

Cone Health Promotes Two Long-Term Employees to Directors

Laura Stanfield and Ryanne Young worked their way through the nursing ranks.


Laura Stanfield, RN

Laura Stanfield and Ryanne Young, both nurses and yearslong Cone Health employees, have been promoted to director roles. Stanfield has been named director of the emergency department at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Young is now director of the renal/medical telemetry unit at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

Stanfield began her career with Cone Health and Alamance Regional in 2004. She worked between her junior and senior years at UNC-Chapel Hill through an externship program. Stanfield became a nurse technician as a senior and worked as a nurse after graduating. “I grew up in Mebane and we always went toward Hillsborough, Chapel Hill and Durham. I hadn’t considered Alamance Regional as a place to work until I joined the externship program,” she says. “I fell in love with the place and the people and the community dedication, especially in the emergency department.”

Stanfield has since earned both a master’s degree in nursing administration and a doctor of nursing practice degree in executive leadership. Most

Ryanne Young, RNRyanne Young, RN

recently, She served as interim director of the emergency department. 

Young has been with Cone Health for 7 years, holding a variety of positions including nurse technician, staff nurse and, most recently, renal/medical telemetry unit assistant director. “I always knew that I wanted to be a nurse,” Young says. Her love of helping fellow employees succeed lead her to leadership. “I have had great mentors and coaches at Cone Health. They were able to see all the potential that I had. They helped me develop and grow.” 

Young holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and will graduate with a master’s degree in nursing leadership this month. 

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