Myra Pellissier decided to come to WCBR as our new Director of Nursing for a number of reasons, and perhaps the greatest was this: “It’s a community.”
It’s not, for example, “just a hospital,” although it provides excellent health care to those who need it. Nor is it simply a nice place to live. Many places appear that way, but lack the depth she sees here: “The lobby looks nice” at such a place, “but that’s about it.” If it lacks high-quality health care, it’s not where she would want to work, or live. And she sees WCBR as a place that has it all.
“Myra brings to WCBR a plethora of experience in many aspects of nursing,” said Sandi Hall, our Health Services Administrator. “Being a nurse executive, compliance manager, educator and a mentor, Myra has the sought-after qualities needed to lead our Nursing Department.”
Myra started work on May 10. “Since she has begun her role here at WCBR, Myra has been engaged with our associates on all shifts as well as with our residents, while she navigates through her onboarding process,” Sandi said.
Some highlights of Myra’s career:
Myra received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina and her master’s in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a certified Nurse Executive, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and serves as a Hospice of the Piedmont mentor.
She is originally from North Carolina, but she and husband Steve have lived in Charlottesville for 15 years with their three sons. They are members of Church of Our Saviour Episcopal. She enjoys her family, dogs, traveling and cooking. Steve is a veteran, and the whole clan are avid Army fans.
As she prepared to take on the responsibility for nursing here, she looked forward to joining another family – the community she sees at WCBR.
“We look forward to Myra leading, challenging, and growing our Clinical Team in all of our levels of care,” said Sandi Hall. “We feel blessed that she has chosen to be part of the WCBR family!”