Appointment of Helen Brannon, MBA, RN as Vice President of Hospital Throughput
Monday, October 10, 2016
Posted by: Julie Briggs
We are very pleased to share the appointment of Ms. Helen Brannon, MBA, RN to Vice President of Hospital Throughput at Mount Sinai Hospital. In this expanded role, Ms. Brannon will provide executive leadership and strategic planning for all admitting and throughput activities of The Mount Sinai Hospital.
In her previous role as Senior Director of Admitting and Throughput, Ms. Brannon worked collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to implement improved processes for the early identification and alleviation of bottlenecks in the throughput process. This work included the development and implementation of an operational surge plan that is currently used as a blueprint to guide administrative decisions in managing overcrowding and daily throughput. Additionally, Ms. Brannon also developed a capacity management plan to increase discharges before noon. Her collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach has not only increased awareness, but it has worked to engage staff in thinking analytically as they provide great care to our patients.
Ms. Brannon began her career at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield, New Jersey, where she worked as a staff nurse in the medical and surgical ICUs. In 1998, she moved to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York where she served in several leadership roles, including the Transfer Center and Bed Management. Ms. Brannon also served as an Electrical Engineer in The United States Marine Corps. She earned her MBA in Healthcare Administration from Hofstra University, graduating with distinction in 2011. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing as well as the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Brannon on this appointment.