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Centra Nursing

At Centra, nurses deliver excellent patient care while demonstrating compassion for each person and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to optimize patient outcomes.
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Our approach to care

Ensuring the best patient experience is a priority for Centra nurses as they engage with the patient and family, as well as the community, to promote safe patient care. 

Centra nurses demonstrate care through:

  • Spiritual, physical, psycho-social, and developmental needs assessment.
  • Integration of individualized needs into the plan of care.
  • Patient education delivery focused on culturally-congruent care.
  • Commitment to excellence through the continuum of care.

Centra Nursing Professional Practice Model:

  • Centra nurses utilize the Professional Practice model which is based on a commitment to patients, families, and the community. 
  • Centra nurses work in a Shared Governance environment where nurses are empowered to make decisions related to patient care and nursing practice. 
  • Centra nurses embrace an environment which promotes effective communication, collaboration, and respect for diversity, equity and inclusion. 
  • Centra nurses value autonomy, accountability, competency and professional standards which promotes safe patient care. 
  • Centra nurses adhere to evidence-based guidelines to ensure care is delivered at the highest level.

Annual Reports

The Centra Nursing Annual Report showcases the exceptional work of our Centra nurses. Click the following links to take a look at the latest Centra Nursing Annual Reports.

2021 Annual Nursing ReportĀ 

2020 Annual Nursing Report

2019 Annual Nursing Report (Lynchburg)

2019 Annual Nursing Report (Southside)

2022 Nursing Annual Report

Nursing Strategic Plan

Nursing Leadership Team

Photo of Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Centra Nursing Senior Vice President Chief Nursing Executive
Photo of Kim Price, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC

Kim Price, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC

Centra Nursing Vice President of Patient Experience and Women & Children's Services
Photo of Coral Hunter, MSN, RN

Coral Hunter, MSN, RN

Centra Nursing Interim Chief Nursing Officer
Photo of Claudia Meinhard, MHA, BSN, RN, CENP

Claudia Meinhard, MHA, BSN, RN, CENP

Centra Nursing Chief Nursing Officer
Photo of Carrie White, MSN, RN, CAPA

Carrie White, MSN, RN, CAPA

Centra Nursing Associate Nursing Officer
Tulip & Daisy Awards

Share Your Story

Has a Centra Nurse or Caregiver impacted you significantly with their hard work, kindness or something more specific? Share your story to nominate the Nurse or Caregiver for a Daisy or Tulip Award. The more detailed the story, the greater the chance that they will receive the recognition!

Recognize a Nurse

Recognize a Caregiver

Nursing Technology

Nursing Technology

Our teams strive to utilize technology to improve not only patient care, but also the experiences and workflows of our nurses and other Caregivers. To do this, we utilize an electronic health record, communication devices, smart IV pumps, virtual sitter devices, and other innovative patient care technology. 

We recognize, however, that technology is best used when the people and the processes that surround it are considered. Teams like our nursing clinical analysts, Nursing Clinical Informatics Council, and our iCare EHR Shared Governance Committees work to ensure that we leverage technology to truly meet needs. New projects are proposed, piloted, and introduced each year, often based on direct feedback from clinical staff.  

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Centra Magnet Recognized Facilities:

  • Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2019  
  • Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2019
  • Centra Southside Community Hospital, Initial Designation 2019  
  • Centra Medical Group, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2019
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Centra Pathways Recognized Facilities:

  • Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital, 2018, 2023

Centra Foundation

Greatest Need fund for nursing development

Centra Foundation's Greatest Need fund, designed to address health needs in our communities. Gifts to the Centra Foundation Greatest Need fund, designated for Nursing Development go directly to our dedicated team of nurses who are a prominent and integral part of the care provide by Centra. 

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