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PLYMOUTH â€” Loretta Schmidt has been named President of the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Plymouth Campus, according to a press release issued Tuesday.
With more than 20 years experience as a registered nurse, Schmidtâ€™s background includes critical care, home care, emergency medicine, medical surgery, quality, accreditation, risk and department and executive leadership roles.
Recently, she served as interim president and chief operating officer/chief nursing officer in Plymouth. Prior to that role, she was the director of quality for St. Joseph facilities in Mishawaka and Plymouth.
According to medical center officials, Schmidtâ€™s service played a role in the recent distinction received by St. Josephâ€™s as a recipient of the Truven Healthâ€™s Top 15 Health System Award. The Plymouth hospital also received the top 100 hospital award in 2012 while Schmidt was in charge.
â€śLoretta has been an integral part of our Saint Joseph leadership for a long time and I am honored to announce her new role within our organization,â€ť said St. Joseph Regional Medical Center president ant CEO Albert L. Gutierrez.
â€śAs a nurse she has a passion for improving quality and patient safety. She has a deep commitment to Plymouth and the surrounding communities, and will ensure that we continue to do what needs to be done to provide the best possible care for all,â€ť he said.