PHC Names Blackwell Head Nursing VP
Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Hospital Center, recently announced the appointment of Robin T. Blackwell, R.N. as Acting Vice-President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Executive.
Blackwell's desire to enter the medical field and her career at the Hospital Center kicked-off simultaneously when she was just 14-years old and took on a part-time work in the hospital's coffee shop. Upon completion of her professional nursing education, Blackwell went right to work as a registered nurse in the hospital's emergency room where she served as a staff nurse for 23 years. And, apart from one brief hiatus from PHC, she has devoted her entire professional career to Peninsula Hospital Center, its patient population and the community which it serves. Blackwell has worn many hats and received many distinctions at the Hospital Center including promotions to Nursing Director of the Emergency Room and Nursing Director of Ambulatory Services, where she was instrumental in redesigning the new patient care area of the Family Health Center. She then moved on to Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Critical Care and was named Director of Nursing in July, 2004.
Although working hand-in-hand with the Hospital Center's administration is nothing new to Blackwell, she is looking forward to all of the challenges that the new position presents.
"I accepted the position not only because of the strong support of the nurse management staff, but equally because of the executive and medical staffs," Blackwell said. She basically grew up at Peninsula Hospital and has had a long relationship of working closely with the administration. As the chief nursing executive, her immediate objectives will include working together with the nursing staff to strive to deliver the highest quality of nursing care, contributing to the health of the community, and working alongside the hospital's management team to continually enhance the services of the Hospital Center.
Blackwell and her husband, Winton, live in Woodmere. Apart from enjoying every moment she can with her four children and granddaughter, on the rare occasions that she steals away for some down time, Blackwell enjoys nothing more than a day in the sun on the golf course with her husband and friends.