Thursday, Jul 7, 2016
Harbin Clinic has promoted long-time employee Wendy Pitts to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Pitts, who has worked at Harbin Clinic for 29 years, has served as the interim COO for the past nine months.
As COO, Pitts will be responsible for clinical operations, clinical integration and improvement, as well as oversight of credentialing. Before her duties as interim COO began, Pitts served as Chief Quality Officer for Harbin where she oversaw the development of a comprehensive clinical quality and performance improvement program.
“Wendy has played many instrumental roles during her 29 years with Harbin Clinic,” Harbin Clinic CEO Kenna Stock says. “Wendy will now be able to utilize her leadership and experience to help Harbin Clinic care completely for all of our patients.”
Pitts provides leadership, vision, direction, coordination and management for a broad range of clinical integration and quality measures. Her commitment to excellence is evident through her work to ensure that all standards are met for accreditation in the departments she oversees. Under her leadership, each of Harbin’s primary care offices and medical oncology has achieved esteemed certification by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Pitts joined Harbin Clinic in 1987 as an ophthalmology surgical nurse. She has served in various leadership positions during her 29 years with Harbin Clinic, including as cardiac rehab manager, cardiovascular service line manager, best practices development director, director of operations of satellite offices, senior director of healthcare processes and outcomes and most recently serving as Chief Quality Officer. She earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Floyd Junior College (Georgia Highlands College), a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Shorter University and a master’s degree in business administration from Troy University.