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Dr. Angela Green Promoted to Vice President / Performance Improvement at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Angela Green Promoted to Vice President / Performance Improvement at Arkansas Children's Hospital

(Little Rock, Arkansas – March 18, 2014) – Angela Green, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, has been promoted to vice president of Performance Improvement at Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH), according to ACH Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jay Deshpande.

"Arkansas Children's Hospital is focused first and foremost on serving our patients and families," explained Deshpande. "ACH Quality Improvement initiatives seek to partner with patients and families to provide better care, better value, and improve overall patient experience and satisfaction. We're delighted to recognize and promote Dr. Green in her new role, allowing us to take advantage of her expertise and leadership in innovation and improving outcomes through evidenced-based practice. She will be instrumental in chartering the course for organizational quality and safety programs."

Green joined ACH in 1998 as an advanced nurse practitioner in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU). Recently, she served as interim senior vice president/chief nursing officer. Prior to the interim CNO position, she served as director of Professional Practice, where she provided leadership for professional nursing practice, including clinical education, nursing research, and evidence-based practice.

Green holds the John Boyd Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing. She is a nationally recognized leader in pediatric nursing serving as associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing from 2010-2013. In 2012, Green was recognized by the Society of Pediatric Nurses for Excellence in Nursing Research. She was named one of just 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows for 2013; only a select group of nurse leaders from across the country are chosen to participate in this world-class, three-year leadership development program designed to enhance nurse leaders' effectiveness in improving the United States health care system.

A native of Daphne, Ala., Green received her bachelor of science in nursing from Auburn University, master of science in nursing from the University of South Alabama, and doctor of philosophy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is nationally certified as a neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP-BC).

Arkansas Children's Hospital is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States serving children from birth to age 21. Over the past century, ACH has grown to span 29 city blocks and house 370 beds, a staff of approximately 500 physicians, 80 residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties and more than 4,000 employees. The private, nonprofit healthcare facility boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking medical research - all dedicated to fulfilling our mission of enhancing, sustaining and restoring children's health and development. For more information, visit archildrens.org.

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