Affinity Health System announces Deb Cross, RN, BSN as director of Affinity NurseDirect/Population Health
Cross will take on dual role as director of Emergency Management and director of Affinity NurseDirect/Population Health
02 / 17 / 2011
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
MENASHA, Wis.- Affinity Health System announces the promotion of Deb Cross, RN, BSN to director of Affinity NurseDirect/Population Health. Cross will also continue in her role as director of Emergency Management, where she is responsible for Affinity’s disaster preparedness. She has been in this role since February 2010.
Cross will be responsible for Affinity NurseDirect and its population health functions, the Centralized Call Center, Life Span and Lifeline.
Cross has held a number of positions within Affinity since she joined the team in 1990. These roles include nurse supervisor and manager of clinical operations for various Affinity Medical Group clinics and Urgent Care.
Cross has worked in a number of collaborative roles, including co-leader of the Affinity Incident Command Team and representative on the Affinity Incident Command Team.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.