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Published on August 21, 2019

Promotions and Recognitions at Cone Health


The following individuals have been hired or promoted at Cone Health.

Nick Cranston has been promoted to director of the Moses Cone Surgery Center and the Wesley Long Surgery Center.

Nick Cranston

Nick, Cranston

Cranston is responsible for the business and clinical operations of the two centers. Cranston joined Cone Health in 2011 and most recently was the assistant director of operative services at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

Cranston has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is currently pursuing a master’s in health care administration from Pfeiffer University.

Tammy Myrick has been named director of marketing, People & Culture.

Tammy Myrick

Tammy Myrick

In this newly created position, she will provide strategic leadership, direction and planning for marketing and communications efforts related to employee and employee culture efforts. Myrick previously worked as marketing manager for Cone Health’s physician network and telehealth.

She has a bachelor’s degree from the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a concentration in human resources. Myrick is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration through East Carolina University.

Debra A. Miller, EdD, APR, Fellow PRSA, joins Cone Health as communications director. Miller will shape Cone Health’s communications to internal and external audiences including employees, the public and key stakeholder groups.

Debi Miller

Debi Miller

Miller comes to Cone Health from Global Communication Strategists, LLC, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where she was chief strategist. Miller is an award-winning leader in strategic communications and public relations management. She has worked with Aurora Health Care (Wisconsin’s largest health care system), Quarles and Brady LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm, and numerous other clients including federal and municipal agencies and public and private universities.

Miller holds a doctorate in adult education and human resources development from Florida International University, a master’s degree in public relations and journalism from The Ohio State University, and an undergraduate degree from Hampton University.

Miller is a Fellow in the Public Relations Society of America and a former national president of the organization. She has served on several civic and hospital boards and belongs to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Susan Terrell

Susan Terrell

Susan Terrell has been named executive director for Talent Management. In this role, she will partner with leaders to effectively address current and future talent needs and will develop plans to meet our retention strategies. She was promoted from assistant director, Employee Partnership.

Terrell holds a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace College and a master’s degree in human resources from Western Carolina University.

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