July 12, 2009
Nurse makes positive impact on Adventist GlenOaks Hospital
Glendale Heights – Adventist GlenOaks Hospital is pleased to welcome Aurora resident Colleen Jones, RN, to the informatics team as its nursing information systems coordinator. Jones has been a nurse for 16 years and has spent the last five years working primarily as the bridge between clinical nursing and information technology.
“Working for a mission-focused organization that is focused on caring for the mind, body and spirit is truly inspiring,” said Jones. “I also enjoy the close-knit family atmosphere here.”
Jones works one day a week in the emergency department and spends the rest of her time at the hospital focusing on clinical informatics. Her assignments consist of implementing new electronic record systems in hospitals and improving information system work flow and process improvements.
“Keeping electronic records has become a popular aspect of clinical nursing,” said Jones. “I find working in informatics interesting and extremely helpful to those who do not have a lot of technological experience.”
According to Jones, the biggest challenge of her job is not being a programmer. At times it is difficult to expand on the ideas to make the electronic records better because she is not fully aware of her limitations. However, her eagerness to learn, teach, and improve the working environment of everyone around her greatly impacts the people she works with every day.
In her free time, Jones stays busy by taking care of her two daughters – ages 9 and 10. She calls herself an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan.
“We are very excited to welcome Colleen to our hospital,” said Jackie Conrad, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services. “She has already started to make a positive impact on Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.”