January 13, 2014


Sumner Regional Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Anne Melton was honored by her colleagues from across the state of Tennessee recently during the annual Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE) meeting where she was awarded the annual Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award.


Pictured: Anne Melton (center), pictured with leaders of TONE, the Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives.



“We are fortunate to have a Chief Nursing Officer at Sumner Regional Medical Center who cares deeply about both our patients and our nurses, and who is an excellent manager of patient care and resources,” said Susan Peach, CEO of HighPoint Health System, of which Sumner Regional Medical Center is a part.  “Anne is greatly respected by our nursing management team and the members of our medical staff for her commitment to leading a nursing staff that is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients.”


Melton came to Sumner Regional Medical Center in 2006 as Nursing Director. She was promoted to Vice President of Clinical Services in 2008 and was named Chief Nursing Officer of the hospital in 2009.  As Chief Nursing Officer, Melton is responsible for clinical oversight of more than 12 individual nursing units throughout the hospital, including the development of new nursing services to help meet the needs of a growing community. 


Since 2010, she has worked with senior leadership at the hospital to develop a pediatric care unit, a geropsychiatric unit and two new medical/surgical units in the hospital to meet the increasing number of patients at SRMC. In addition to working with nursing leadership and the medical staff to significantly improve the hospital’s patient satisfaction scores, she has led efforts with the clinical staff to improve the hospital’s ratings in core measures, the use of recommended treatments that scientific evidence shows produce the best results. As a result, in 2013, the hospital was awarded a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures status by The Joint Commission, the national organization that provides accreditation for health care facilities.  Under her leadership, the hospital has also achieved accreditation as a chest pain center, most recently gained accreditation as a chest pain center with PCI, and has been named by the readers of Sumner Parent Magazine as the Best Hospital in 2013 and Best Place to Have a Baby in both 2012 and 2013.



About TONE

The Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives seeks to advance and further develop effective nursing leadership and to facilitate quality patient care by providing a medium for the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information, a voice to address current issues and trends that impact healthcare.  The organization also promotes educational programs and learning activities, and acts as a catalyst or vehicle for promoting standards of care and nursing practice.



About Sumner Regional Medical Center

SSumner Regional Medical Center, a progressive, 155-bed acute care facility in Gallatin, Tenn., is the flagship hospital of HighPoint Health System.  The hospital offers a full range of emergency, diagnostic, surgical, women’s, pediatric and rehabilitative services and has been serving the communities of Sumner County and beyond for more than 50 years. To learn more, visit www.MySumnerMedical.com.



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