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OMC’s Lacey Carter Promoted to Executive Director of Nursing

OMC’s Lacey Carter Promoted to Executive Director of Nursing

WEST PLAINS, Mo – Lacey Carter, RN, MSN, of Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) was recently promoted to Executive Director of Nursing. Lacey served as Director of Women’s Services since February 2018 and Director of Education since May.

In her new role as Executive Director of Nursing, Lacey will be responsible for managing all inpatient nursing as well as overseeing all clinical education for OMC.

As a hard-working and compassionate nurse who has developed her managerial and administrative skills, Lacey will direct and oversee all inpatient nursing staff, creating a collaborative and efficient workplace with attention to quality standards and procedures. Her goal in this will be to foster an excellent environment that will support everyone in working to the benefit of hospital and patients alike.

In her role overseeing education, she will lead other clinical educators, coordinate curriculum and program development, supervise instructional practices, oversee continuing education opportunities and ensure that operational procedures and policies comply with federal and state guidelines for accredited educational programs.

Prior to OMC, Lacey was a Clinical Nurse Manager of the Birthing Center at St. Anthony’s North Health Campus, Centura Health, Colorado. She began her nursing career at Cox Medical Center, Springfield. Lacey earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Missouri State University. She earned a Master’s in Nursing Leadership and Health Care Systems from University of Colorado.

“Lacey is a strong leader who brings a depth of clinical as well as and instructional experience,” said Kurt Abbey, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. “She will continue to be a valuable asset in the development of a modern nursing workforce at OMC.”

A native of West Plains, Lacey was pleased to return to West Plains with husband Dylan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, and especially her sister, Casey Cates who is also a nurse at OMC. In the warmer months, Lacey and Dylan, enjoy outdoor activities on the river. When she can’t venture outside, she enjoys the gym, and especially crossfit.

“Coming to OMC was like coming home to family,” says Lacey. “My mission is to foster an engaged and patient-centric nursing workforce that fulfills OMC’s mission of providing compassionate care to all we serve.”

Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care and 16 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about OMC, visit www.OzarksMedicalCenter.com.

Lacey Carter, RN, MSN, Executive Director of Nursing

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