Despres named cardiac associate administrator
Kim Despres, DHA, RN, has been named cardiac associate administrator for Banner Heart Hospital and Banner Baywood Medical Center.
This is the first time there has been a specific role designed to coordinate the cardiac care between both facilities.
Most recently, Despres served as director of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center’s 105-bed Progressive Care Unit. In that role, she assisted in developing the Banner Good Samaritan Transitional Medicine Program for heart failure patients.
Despres was responsible for the facility’s heart failure core measure, which had progressive improvement over three years and exceeded the system target.
She has doctorate and master’s degrees in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix and earned her RN/BSN from Grand Canyon University.