Memorial Health Care Has 2 New Vice Presidents

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Danine Watson
Danine Watson

Memorial Health Care System has added two new vice presidents to its staff. Danine Watson, MSN, RN assumes the newly created position of vice president of nursing/associate chief nursing officer, and Michael Sutton has been named vice president of finance.

Ms. Watson joins the Memorial Health Care team in the role of vice president of nursing/associate chief nursing officer, having previously served as chief nursing officer at Citizens Baptist Medical Center in Talladega, Ala. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing and boasts more than 20 years of nursing in both clinical and leadership roles.  As associate chief nursing officer, Mr. Watson is responsible for providing clinical leadership through the implementation of key strategic and operational initiatives, facilitating optimal care delivery, quality care, financial success, risk management and customer service.  

Mr. Sutton has been promoted to vice president of finance of Memorial Health System. Since joining Memorial in 2001, Mr. Sutton has served in several capacities, including executive director of financial operations/performance improvement/revenue cycle for nearly five years.  During that time he directed and led all revenue cycle initiatives and strategies, creating new system efficiencies and cost savings. Mr. Sutton earned both his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and MBA from UTC.


Michael Sutton
Michael Sutton

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