Magnet journey

Oakwood Nursing is embarking on a journey for Magnet designation which means we strive for nursing excellence  high quality care for our patients.  Oakwood believes patient’s come first and through Magnet we can attain this prestigious designation.  Your input is encouraged to guide us along the way.


About medvecb

Barbara Medvec is Senior Vice President at Oakwood Healthcare, Inc., and Chief Nursing Officer, Oakwood Healthcare System. Oakwood is a comprehensive regional network operating four hospitals and multiple healthcare post-acute and outpatient sites that serve more than one million people in 35 southeastern Michigan communities. In addition, she also serves as Chief Nursing Officer for Oakwood’s tertiary medical center, Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in Dearborn. Prior to joining Oakwood, Medvec served as Chief Operating Officer and Administrator of Patient Care Services for Promedica Health System in Ohio, building on her leadership experience in the Oncology and Internal Medicine Departments with the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor. She began her nursing career as an oncology staff nurse at the University of Michigan Hospitals. In addition to serving as a member of the Oakwood Board of Directors, Medvec serves on the University of Michigan Alumni Board and serves on many college Boards of Visitors. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Rho chapter); the Michigan Center for Nursing Advisory Board; and the Michigan and American Organization of Nurse Executives. Medvec earned her Masters of Science in Nursing and Business Administration from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, and her Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Michigan.
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2 Responses to Magnet journey


    Our Journey to Nursing Excellence is exciting as we see the transformation of Nursing at Oakwood. Nurses sharing in the deicsions around their clinical practice. Oakwood’s key business is Patient Care, Magnet is an award for Patient Care!!

  2. Hani Ayyad says:

    Congratulations on the launch of the blog.

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