NHRMC is pleased to announce that Kevin Briggs and Kerry Lamb have accepted new roles within the Clinical Services Division. Kerry Lamb will now be the Administrator for the Neuroscience Service Line, and Kevin Briggs has been promoted to Administrator for Laboratory and Respiratory Care Services.
“As we combine neurosurgery and neurology into a dedicated service line, we need a dedicated administrator to lead this transition,” said Laurie Whalin, Vice President of Clinical Support Services. “Kerry’s leadership will be vital to formalizing the neurosciences line and helping us implement the strategic plan to achieve our overall goal of becoming a Neuroscience Center of Excellence.”
Kerry has 22 years of healthcare experience. She began at NHRMC in 2003 as a respiratory therapist, transitioned to an Administrative Fellow and then was named Administrator of Neurosciences and Respiratory Care Services. Kerry was selected to be part of the first group of Leadership NHRMC, is the Strategic Initiative Lead for High Reliability and Just Culture implementation, and has helped our organization achieve numerous accomplishments, such as dramatic reductions in our COPD and Pneumonia readmission rates and growth of NHRMC’s Sleep and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit program.
As Kerry’s responsibilities with Neurosciences increase, Kevin Briggs will add Administrator of Respiratory Care Services to his title.
Kevin graduated with his MS in Clinical Laboratory from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000 before beginning a career in Virginia as a practicing cytologist, where he transitioned into several leadership roles. Kevin was recruited to NHRMC in 2006 and quickly advanced through the laboratory to his most recent role as Administrative Director of Laboratory Services in 2014. Like Kerry, Kevin graduated from the first NHRMC Leadership cohort. He completed his fellowship with American College of Healthcare Executives in 2017, and most recently was selected to lead the Strategic Initiative for workforce development under Health Equity.
During his professional career Kevin has received numerous accolades including Greater Wilmington Business Journal Healthcare Hero Award, NC Black Leadership Caucus Special Service Award, and MUSC Distinguished Alumnus. Through Kevin’s success leading the laboratory he has demonstrated his ability to build strong teams and lead across boundaries, making this position a natural fit.
“Anyone who has passed Kevin in the hallway understands what a positive impact he has on the NHRMC system and those he works with,” Whalin said. “I’m confident Respiratory Care will continue to thrive under his leadership.”
Kerry and Kevin will formally assume their new positions on March 15, however they will be working closely over the next few weeks to ensure a smooth and complete transition. We appreciate everyone’s encouragement and support of Kevin and Kerry in their new roles.