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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron Announces Executive Leadership Appointment
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July 26, 2013



Port Huron, MI… St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joyce L. Young, PhD, RN, CENP, as Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Nursing. 

Young received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA; a Master of Health Services Operations from the University of South Dakota; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health System Administration from Capella University. Young also completed a Nurse Executive Wharton Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and is certified in executive nursing practice.

Young joins the team with a long history of providing nursing leadership across the corporate CHE Trinity Health system. Young started her career at Mercy Health Center in Sioux City, IA in 1983. She has served in Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer roles since 1997. In addition to her St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron responsibilities, Young also serves as Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, Livingston and Saline.

“It is clear that Joyce brings an abundance of outstanding experience, leadership skills and nursing excellence to our organization,” explains Rebekah (Becky) Smith, RN, President and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. “She has been heralded as a system thinker for operations and care delivery innovation; has a passion for excellence in clinical care delivery, guided by the nurse/physician partnership; and is a strong advocate for patient safety and quality outcomes.”

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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

 St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 164-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; bariatric services and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided its “Gold Seal of Approval”. SJMPH’s cancer program was named “best in cancer care” and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons [2008]. It is also the only hospital in the region to offer access to radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. St. Joseph Mercy was the second hospital in the state of Michigan to offer access to partial knee robotic surgery, and the first in the state to provide robotic surgery for total hip replacement. In addition to offering the only access to open MRI services through Advanced MRI; SJMPH also provides access to specialized care through a Senior ER. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit:


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