Iredell Health System is pleased to announce Lisa Wood, MSN, RN, as the new Assistant Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services.
Wood has a diverse nursing and leadership background with experience in critical and progressive care, long term acute care, vascular care, wound care and hyperbaric care. She has held several leadership positions during her career including Chief Nursing Officer, Clinical and Regional Operations Director for several wound and hyperbaric clinics, Regional Director of Wound Care for over 40 healthcare hospitals long-term assets, nurse manager of progressive care and telemetry, and operations manager.
She was first drawn to health care because of the care and kindness her mother showed to others. These values sparked Wood’s love for helping others in need, and she decided to volunteer as an EMT.
“I felt limited in how far I could help people because I couldn’t devote so much time to EMS with a full-time job. Feeling drawn to do more, I went to nursing school so I could help more people every day,” she said.
Wood earned an associate’s degree in nursing from West Virginia Northern Community College before earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wheeling Jesuit University. She went on to earn her Masters in Nursing and is currently pursuing her PhD in Health Care Administration.
She is excited to start her new role and combine her skills with Iredell’s leadership group and her new teammates.
“My goal is to lead and be a mentor, promoting the hospital’s values of compassion, respect, collaboration and integrity,” Wood said.
Wood is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group, American Nurses Association, North Carolina Nursing Association, and American Organization for Nursing Leadership.
She hails from the Upper Ohio Valley, about 45 minutes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Wood enjoys reading, bird watching and spending time with his family.