December 9, 2023
St. Joseph Health welcomes new president with new philosophy for patient care

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Kimberly Shaw, the new President of St. Joseph Health and fitness in the Brazos Valley, has officially moved into the place and commenced her operate.

KBTX sat down with Shaw Thursday to find out much more about where by she comes from and her targets for healthcare in the Brazos Valley.

“I’m from Texas. My grandparents ended up born in Waco and raised, and I was born and elevated in Texas and went away for a although and was pleased to come again,” Shaw reported. “I was a registered nurse. I begun as an LVN (Accredited Vocational Nurse), became a registered nurse and started out my job in the unexpected emergency home about in Huntsville. From there, I progressed over many, several yrs, of course, and now I’m listed here as the market president.”

Shaw moved to the place from Las Vegas, where she labored as the market president for Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican San Martin. With her, she provides her own philosophy for affected person treatment.

“What’s vital to me is patient treatment and good quality and protection and all of these issues. But, I have a easy tactic that I notify the employees and that is: we have to be the finest place to be a affected individual, the finest position to be a physician and the finest spot to be an employee. If we do all of those items on a basis of excellent and affected individual basic safety, then we’re heading to be wildly effective,” she reported.

When asked about the current moves in St. Joseph Overall health to changeover food items products and services and transfer women and pediatric treatment to the School Station campus, having all treatment under just one roof. Shaw states these moves can be vital but are not often long-lasting.

“Sometimes we have to look at: does it make feeling in a 10 or 12-mile radius to copy expert services? The place it tends to make sense, we’ll undoubtedly continue on to do that. I imagine our objective is to develop, generally, but it has to be good expansion,” Shaw stated. “We’ll do an evaluation and see what performs but definitely, this area is escalating. So, there is an chance for expansion discussions.”

Coming out of peak pandemic a long time, Shaw claims she desires to carry on setting up on transparency in the clinical industry and visitation for clients. But, she did observe a alter in the way hospitals and staff labored together, a thing she hopes to expand on in the potential.

“Usually we’re in levels of competition with every single other but throughout that time we actually experienced to arrive nearer together and perform extra cohesively and I think it’s just so essential. So I’ll do that listed here as perfectly. And then, of course, we have our more substantial system within the division that we function with and I’m on calls with them all the time,” she said.

As she carries on receiving more comfortable in city, Shaw claims she’s excited to keep on conversations not only with all those in the professional medical discipline but those she now serves.

“I’m psyched to get out in the local community, meet up with community leaders and local community people to uncover out how can we superior provide and meet up with the needs of our mission,” Shaw explained.