Smelstor Named Ambulatory Nursing Quality Program Director
Kim Smelstor, MSN, RN, was appointed to Ambulatory Nursing Quality Program director this summer.
In this role, Smelstor is responsible for implementing and managing initiatives to improve upon patient safety and quality in the ambulatory setting. She will partner with nursing leadership and team members to promote and achieve quality program goals.
Smelstor will maintain her position as nurse director of Ambulatory OB/GYN while assuming the Ambulatory Quality position on a part-time basis.
“I have worked at the Brigham in a variety of positions over the years, and one thing that has remained constant is the hospital’s dedication to patient safety and quality. I am looking forward to supporting practices that ensure this culture of quality is embraced and reflected in the work of all employees throughout the Ambulatory care setting,” said Smelstor.
Smelstor began her career at BWH in 1997 as a patient care assistant in the Emergency Department. In 1999, she joined the Float Pool as a staff nurse and in 2004, she became assistant nurse manager at the Center for Women and Newborns, where she provided off-shift/weekends coverage to the Center for Labor and Birth, NICU, GYN Oncology, high risk antenatal and the post-partum units.
“Kim brings a wealth of clinical nursing knowledge and experience to the ambulatory quality program,” said Joanne Hogan, MS, RN, associate chief nurse of Ambulatory Nursing, Care Coordination and Social Work.
Smelstor received a master’s degree in Nursing Leadership from Framingham State College and her BSN from St. Anselm College. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau international honor society of nursing.