Pediatric Hospitalist, Dr. Kristy Haggett, Joins Medical Staff at Children’s Hospital
Dr. Kristy Haggett, a board-certified pediatrician with the Florida State University College of Medicine pediatric residency program, has joined the medical staff of Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart as a pediatric hospitalist. As a pediatric hospitalist, Dr. Haggett will provide inpatient hospital care for children and infants in both the pediatric medical/surgical units and in the newborn nursery. Dr. Haggett received her degree in osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., where she served as chief resident. Prior to coming to Pensacola, Dr. Haggett was employed as a staff physician at Kids Express, a part of the department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville. Dr. Haggett will join the pediatric hospitalist practice of Dr. Amy Lee and Dr. Erica Whittingham. For more information, call Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart at 416-1600 or visit online at sacred-heart.org.
West Florida Healthcare Names New Rehabilitation Institute Program Director
Randy Thompson, FACHE, has been named Director of Rehab Programs at the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola. In his role, Thompson will be responsible for the day-to-day operations at the facility, which includes working with physicians and staff to ensure quality patient care, preparing operating/capital budgets, program development, and managing the staffing needs of the facility. Thompson holds an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Davenport College in Lansing, Mich., a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from Park University in Parkville, Mo., and a Master’s of Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is licensed as a Long Term Care Administrator in South Carolina and Georgia. A native of Oregon, Thompson has more than nine years of managerial experience in the field of physical rehabilitation in Georgia, South Carolina and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, Thompson served as Director of Rehabilitation Services at a multi-site comprehensive health system that covered a two-county area in southeastern Georgia. During his tenure at the Brunswick, Ga., facility, Thompson was responsible for all daily rehabilitation operations, including employee performance, managing budgets, recruitment of therapists, customer satisfaction, program development, and physician relations. Thompson is retired from the United States Naval Reserves where he served for 20 years. During his tenure in Brunswick, Ga., Thompson was an active community volunteer for a local autism foundation as well as the Rotary Club. He also served as an
Ambassador for the city’s chamber of commerce.
ENT-Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Jacque P. LeBeau, Joins Medical Staff at Children’s Hospital
Dr. Jacque P. LeBeau, an ENT-Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with Nemours Children’s Clinic, has joined the medical staff of Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Dr. LeBeau is board-certified in head and neck surgery and is board-eligible in facial plastic reconstructive surgery. Dr. LeBeau received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa., and completed his residency in head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System/Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Md. He then completed his fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Prior to coming to Pensacola, Dr. LeBeau was employed as an attending staff member at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Mo. For more information, please call Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart at 416-1600 or visit us online at sacred-heart.org.
Baptist Health Care Receives VHA Quality Award
Baptist Health Care achieved national recognition for Clinical Excellence. The Voluntary Hospital Association, Inc. (VHA) Leadership award was presented to the Baptist Hospital team in May at the 2012 leadership conference in Denver. Baptist was one of 28 VHA member hospitals to receive a Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence. VHA is a national health care network that honors hospitals for meeting and exceeding national performance standards for clinical care and improving the patient’s experience. The organization serves more than 1,350 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 30,000 non-acute health care organizations across the country, actively supporting their efforts to improve their clinical and economic performance. For more information about quality achievement Baptist Health Care visit ebaptisthealthcare.org.
New Director Named for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital
Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart is pleased to announce that Marla Peak, RN, has been named the director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU.) As director, Peak will oversee the day-to-day management of the 55-bed NICU, which includes the only Level III NICU beds in Northwest Florida. She brings with her more than 21 years of women’s and children’s nursing care experience. Prior to joining Sacred Heart, she served as the Clinical Leader of the Specialty Nursery, House Supervisors, Float Pool and Bed Placement at Mercy St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. She also served as the manager for a 61-bed Level III NICU and an 18-bed Women’s Acute Care Unit at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women in San Diego, Calif. For more information, please call 416-1600 or visit us online at sacred-heart.org/childrenshospital.