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Ann M. Barrett, RN, NE-BC, MBA is the director of nursing resource management and reports to the senior vice-president for patient care services. Barrett received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1983 and her masters in business administration from Bryant University in 1992. Her leadership experience spans 20 years and includes managing med/surg, critical care, PACU, and IV therapy as well as serving as staff development specialist and nursing quality analyst.
Barrett was instrumental in bringing ShiftLinks to The Miriam Hospital in an effort to provide nurses greater access via the web to a centralized list of all open shifts at the hospital. The Implementation of this staffing technology helped to decrease the use of contract labor and improve operational efficiency. Barrett is co- chair of the Nursing Finance Committee, which she started in 2009 to provide front line leaders the knowledge and tools to make effective decisions about staffing and patient flow.
Barrett is co-author of "Custom Competencies: Developing a Unit-specific Program," published in Nursing Management in February 1999; "Group cohesion and Nurse Satisfaction: Examination of a Team-building Approach," published in JONA, March 2005; and "Lessons Learned From a Lateral Violence and Team-Building Intervention," published in Nursing Administrative Quarterly in October 2009. She was the principal investigator for the research that led to the most recent publication.