Special to Iredell Free News
Iredell Health System is pleased to welcome Elaine Haney (CCRN, MSN, RN) as the new director of Iredell Memorial Hospital’s Five North Nursing Unit.
Haney has 30 years of experience in healthcare, working in various medical settings, including critical care and cardiac units, and in leadership roles. She is originally from Ohio, where she helped start and establish two open-heart units, leading to comprehensive care for cardiac surgery patients.
Haney was always drawn to the medical field, originally hoping to be a cardiologist. Her plans changed when her mother had a stroke. She worked with her mother for six months, nursing her back to health. Although she had planned to become a physician after completing nursing school, once Haney had finished she realized her true passion was in nursing.
As the director of Five North, Haney will provide leadership and direction to the staff on the Five North unit. She hopes to motivate, inspire, and encourage them, especially during these difficult times, as many beds on the Five North floor are currently occupied by COVID-19 patients.
“At Iredell, my goal is to create an environment of patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction, leading to a sense of pride in your unit and hospital,” said Haney.
Haney earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, before receiving her Master of Science in Nursing, with a focus in leadership, from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In her free time, Haney enjoys spending time with her children and dogs.
About Iredell Health System
Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Mooresville; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,700 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The Health System’s newest campus, Iredell Mooresville, is home to the area’s only 24-hour urgent care facility, as well as an ambulatory surgery center, imaging center, rehabilitation services, and physician practices. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.