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Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital hires new director of nursing

Yvonne Kolstoe has joined the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital, as director of nursing. The director of nursing is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all nursing activities while maintaining responsibility for the quality of nursing care delivered in the hospital.

Kolstoe has extensive knowledge in both medical and psychiatric nursing. She holds a master’s degree in administration as well as a master’s degree in nursing. She is certified by the American Nurses Association and has previously worked in the behavioral health field. She has more than 10 years of direct managerial nursing knowledge, including previous experience serving as a director of nursing.

"We’re lucky to have someone of Yvonne’s caliber and experience join us at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman," said Chief Executive Officer N. Lawrence Ventura. "The knowledge and work ethic she brings to the director position will only strengthen the overall operation of the hospital."

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