Pender Memorial Hospital Recognizes Recently Promoted Coordinators

April 07, 2015

Pender Memorial Hospital has announced the promotion of the following five employees to leadership positions:

Carol S. Davis, BHA, RRT, RCP Coordinator of Respiratory Therapy

Carol Davis received a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Ohio Christian University and graduated with honors. Currently, she is earning her master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Walden University. Previously, Davis worked for Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Ohio, for three years as a respiratory therapist. Most of Davis’ career was spent in the Emergency Department and ICU. She also spent some time on the Medical Telemetry and Medical Surgery floors where she did intubations, assisted in surgeries, PFT’s, EKG’s, ABG’s, PICC lines, Art-lines, aerosol therapies, and mechanical ventilation. Today, Davis is part of a leadership team consisting of nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in a challenging career.

Jillian Frady, RN

Coordinator of Skilled Nursing Facility

Jillian Frady began her healthcare career as a CNA/Phlebotomist at a family practice in the mountains of North Carolina, while completing the Registered Nurse program. After graduating, Frady and her family moved back to the East Coast where she worked as a RN in long term care. She accepted the role of Coordinator of Skilled Nursing Facility at Pender Memorial Hospital in February 2014 and says she feels blessed to be working side by side with amazing staff and residents. “Words cannot express the feeling of being rewarded with hugs and smiles from a resident or family for being there for them,” Frady said.

MaryAnna Johnson, RN, BSN

Coordinator of Emergency Department

MaryAnna Johnson began her nursing career in 1997 in a variety of areas. She spent the majority of her career in the Urgent Care setting as well as in Occupational Health. Johnson came to Pender Memorial Hospital two years ago as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department, accepting the Emergency Department Coordinator position in July 2014. As the ED Coordinator, she cares for patients and assists with staffing, scheduling, payroll, and other daily operations of the Emergency Department.

Shannon Lanning, RN, CST, LSO

Coordinator of Surgical Services

This August marks 10 years that Shannon Lanning has worked for Pender Memorial Hospital. She started as a surgical technician in Surgical Services and loved every moment of it. She still scrubs in from time to time. However, Lanning decided she wanted to do more to advance her education, so she attended nursing school. She returned to Surgical Services as a circulator RN in the operating room. Then, she worked as interim manager off and on for a year. In December, Lanning accepted the role as Coordinator for Surgical Services. She serves as the Laser Safety Officer for PMH for which she has special training. Lanning still keeps her certification in Surgical Technology. Her plans include returning to school to receive her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Luanne Russell, MT (ASCP)

Administrative Coordinator of Laboratory

Luanne Russell was previously the Immunohematology Supervisor, responsible for the Blood Bank and Hematology areas of the Laboratory at Pender Memorial. She is now the Administrative Coordinator for the Laboratory, responsible for the daily management of operations and personnel. Russell is a U.S. Navy veteran with training as a Hospital Corpsman and Medical Technologist. Prior to her employment at Pender, she worked for 18 years at the American Red Cross in the Mid-Atlantic Region, as the Director of Blood Collections. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA and has lived in Wilmington for the past three years with her husband and three rescue dogs.

Kristen Sanabria, MPT

Coordinator of Rocky Point Therapy

For the past eight years, Kristen Sanabria says she has had the pleasure of working for Pender Memorial Hospital. The Outpatient Therapy department was located at the hospital when Sanabria first arrived, but made the transition to the satellite office in Rocky Point seven years ago. Recently, she accepted the role as Coordinator of Outpatient Rehabilitation at Rocky Point. Her passion is working with patients in physical therapy and this opportunity allows her to continue to oversee day-to-day operations in her department. Currently, her department is working diligently toward their goal of transitioning over to the EPIC system. Sanabria has 23 years of experience as a physical therapist and said she feels very fortunate to work with a wonderful, talented, and experienced staff.