Pictured Above: Amy H. Montgomery, Director of Community Outreach for The Outer Banks Hospital, will assume a new leadership role at the hospital on September 21, 2015. Montgomery’s new post is Senior Administrator of Operations.

Amy H. Montgomery has been named as The Outer Banks Hospital’s Senior Administrator of Operations and she will focus on growing ambulatory services and working with her inpatient and ambulatory colleagues on care transitions, care coordination and superior patient and provider experience. Montgomery holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and Master’s Degree in Health Promotion from East Carolina University; she will sit for the Fellow of the American Association of Healthcare Executives Board of Governor’s Exam in March.

“The healthcare system is complex to navigate, to say the least,” noted Ronnie Sloan, President of The Outer Banks Hospital. “Especially for people who live in a somewhat remote area such as ours.”

“The Outer Banks Hospital is a Top 100 Hospital and we provide excellent care,” he continued. “Now it’s time to focus on helping our patients navigate what we call the continuum of care. From wellness and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care; our job is to do what we can as the leader in healthcare in our community to help patients and providers navigate the healthcare system for improved health outcomes.”

Montgomery will focus on leading the development of programs, policies and procedures that make connections for patients so that the care they receive is more seamless than ever before.

“We provide more services here than most local residents are aware of, however, there are things that a community hospital will never do,” continued Sloan. “Take heart surgery, neuro surgery and certain cutting edge cancer treatments. We will never provide those services here, however, our healthcare providers can begin your care, navigate you to the care you need elsewhere, and bring you back home close to friends and family for follow-up care and recovery.

Montgomery is an established leader in our community. As Health Education Supervisor for the Dare County Department of Public Health she started the Miles of Smiles Mobile Dental Unit and the Peer Power Program. She also led the first Community Health Assessment for Dare County. Montgomery was also a key member of the committee that started the Outer Banks Marathon and Outer Banks Sporting Events, as part of her seven year tenure as the Executive Director of the Dare Education Foundation. Currently, Montgomery serves on the Dare County Transportation Advisory Board and The Outer Banks Relief Foundation Board. She is currently serving as the Chair of the Planning Committee for the Chamber’s Leadership OBX Program and will assume the role of Co-Chair of the Children and Youth Partnership Board of Directors later this month.

Montgomery is eager to begin her new role.

“Our community takes great pride in doing what is right for our residents. As a community, we have always come together to be the best we can be and help our fellow neighbor. I am excited to help lead this next chapter in the healthcare that is provided here on the Outer Banks,” shared Montgomery.

Montgomery continued, “In addition to taking care of current residents, it is true that because the hospital exists, more people are choosing to retire here. With our growth in ambulatory services and care navigation, more and more individuals who love the Outer Banks will experience even more confidence in our healthcare system,” shared Amy Montgomery, the new Senior Administrator for Operations at The Outer Banks Hospital. “I am looking forward to being a part of this evolution.”