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Darcy Abbott, MS, RN, CEN is the director of emergency services at The Miriam Hospital and reports to the senior vice-president for patient care services. Abbott received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Salve Regina University in 1990 and her masters in health services administration from Salve Regina University in 2003. Abbott's leadership experience began in 1994, and includes managing rural and urban emergency departments, in addition to pediatrics, critical care, ambulatory clinics, and registration.
Abbott is the first person to be hired into the newly created role of director of emergency services. She has been successful in developing educational opportunities for emergency department staff, improving ED throughput, developing relationships with pre-hospital care providers, implementing Medhost electronic patient tracking and charting systems, and improving the patient and customer experience in the emergency department. Abbott has also served as the interim director of surgical services, and was the project leader for the human factors engineering-based patient safety endeavor.
Abbott is the co-chair of the Nursing Safety Council, which she assumed co-leadership for in June 2008. The nursing safety council has been instrumental in promoting near miss reporting, enhancing and auditing handoff communication, and spearheading safe patient handling for the organization.