By Matthew Hornung, Director of Information Technology for Lee’s Summit Physicians Group.
We are happy to announce our new Director of Pediatric Nursing for Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, Wendy Johnson. Wendy has been with us for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of experience to this new role as well as in-depth knowledge of our practice and pediatric care. She will oversee our three offices in Lee’s summit, Raintree, and Blue Springs.
We recently sat down with Wendy and asked her a few questions:
What is your role at LSPG. What does that really mean to you do on a daily basis?
I have worked for LSPG for 20 years as a floor nurse, a supervisor, in Care Coordination, and now, Director of Nursing. I proposed a Care Coordination position to the Director and, with owner approval, I began learning another aspect of nursing.
What drew you to LSPG originally? And, how has LSPG changed since?
I was ready to make a change for my family. I wanted to get away from 12-hour night shifts and LSPG has allowed me to function in many different roles with my nursing degree.
What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?
Even though it makes my job more difficult, I’ve seen the younger generations shifting to working to live rather than living to work. I wish I had been more adventuresome at a younger age. Young people are traveling more and living their best life!
Here’s what some of our staff had to say about Wendy taking on this new role:
I have worked with Wendy since the days when our office was in the old Lee’s Summit hospital building (early 2000s… yes, we’ve been here for a few years!) Her willingness to expand her own knowledge and embrace change has helped grow our practice. She is truly an asset to the corporation. – Jennifer Sauer
Wendy will do great! She was the one who trained me when I first started at LSPG (almost 15 years ago). Her and I also were the first nurses to go to Raintree in 2006 when it first opened. Things have changed so much over the years. She is very professional and truly cares about all of us. Good Luck Wendy! – Kathy Crotty
I could not be more excited that Wendy took this position! I have truly enjoyed getting to know her better and she has taught me so much already. I love working with her! She is such a hard worker and her attention to detail and organizational skills are definitely something I admire! – Tisha Shrout
So please join us in welcoming Wendy into her new role as Director of Nursing!