Lauren Stevenson has been named Neurosciences Performance Improvement Manager, a natural fit for her skill set and love for the field of neurosciences.
Lauren’s career at NHRMC began in 2006 as a Full-Time Physical Therapist and Primary PT on the brain injury unit. Her keen interest in neurological disorders led her to become Board-certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy, certified in Neuro-development Treatment, and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. In 2018, Lauren was promoted to Inpatient Rehabilitation Coordinator, where she quickly developed her leadership skills and was selected to the Wilma Women to Watch Leadership Development Institute/Mentorship Program.
Her knowledge of performance improvement, leadership, accreditation, research, and Lean strategies has led to her involvement in numerous projects focused on developments in care. Highlights of some of Lauren’s relevant experience include a clinical ladder on implementation of Evidence-Based Practice, serving as co-principal investigator for a three-arm prospective randomized controlled study involving patient care on the stroke and brain injury units, and participation in federal grant-writing for an innovative 5-year joint venture with UNCW that would evaluate the use of virtual reality for community reintegration for patients with cognitive deficits.
Lauren’s passion for neurosciences and strengths in PI make her the perfect selection for the Neurosciences PI Manager. In her new role, Lauren will be responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating the Neurosciences Services performance improvement program. She will seek opportunities to achieve improvements in patient outcomes, operational performance, and reduce variations in neurosciences care. We are excited to welcome Lauren Stevenson to her new role on December 29 and look forward to the positive contributions she will bring to achieving a Neurosciences Center of Excellence.