March 15th, 2010
New London Hospital is pleased to announce that Tina Mell, RN has joined its team as Clinical Manager, Surgical Services. In this role, Mell is responsible for the effective management and operation of the operating rooms, pre- and post- surgery care and the recovery room.
Before joining New London Hospital, Mell was Charge Nurse in the Surgery Department at Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon, MI. In this position, she was responsible for four operating rooms, ambulatory surgery, ENT, GYN, and ophthalmology. From 1995-2000, she was employed at the same institution as Staff Nurse in the Surgery Department.
Prior to this, her employment at Mercy General Health Partners (formerly known as Muskegon General Hospital), consisted of Charge Nurse in the Emergency Room, Staff Nurse in the Intensive/Critical Care Units, and Staff Nurse in the Surgery Department.
Born in Chicago, Mell is a 1971 graduate of Hackley Hospital School of Nursing in Michigan where she earned her Registered Nurse diploma.
In her new position, Mell plans to ensure that surgical and nursing team members have the tools they need to offer each patient a quality care experience, along with personalized care and compassion. "Taking care of patients is the most important thing we do," Mell said. "Those who provide the hands-on nursing need an environment where their professional and personal skills can be used to greatest advantage in benefiting our patients."
"Our overall goal," Mell continued, "is to make each patientís journey safer and more comforting."
Mell and her husband have two daughters who live in Boston and Burlington, VT. They are the proud grandparents of one granddaughter.