Brown to Serve as Vice President of Brenner Children's Hospital

October 20, 2006

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Lori J. Brown has been appointed vice president and administrator of Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

“We are delighted to announce that Lori J. Brown has joined our staff,” said Donny Lambeth, chief operating officer of North Carolina Baptist Hospital. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and service to the children’s hospital and will help us solidify our relationship with the community and continue offering the best health care for children in this region.”

Brown previously served as vice president of regional services at Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin. In that position she was chief operating officer and chief nurse executive for all regional clinical services including hospitals (hospitals within hospitals) and clinics. Prior to that position, she served as director of Patient Care Support Services and business manager for the division of Patient Care Services for Children’s Hospital of Wis.

She holds a diploma in nursing from MGH School of Nursing in Madison, Wis., as well as a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing with an administration focus from Marquette University in Milwaukee.

The majority of her professional career has been focused on pediatric and women’s services.

In this newly created position, Brown will be responsible for providing leadership, planning, organization, direction, and control for all aspects of the operation of Brenner Children’s Hospital, with a focus on responding to community and patient needs, Lambeth said. She will also be an integral part of quality improvement, fundraising, and activities that promote the image and availability of children’s health care services in the region, including the marketing of the hospital’s exciting programs.

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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University Health Sciences and Brenner Children’s Hospital. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, rehabilitation, psychiatry and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Brenner Children’s was named one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation by Child magazine.

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