Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Names Michael Roper and Suzan Hartling Wood as Nursing Administrative Directors

Aug 16, 2023

MEMPHIS, TENN. ― Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis recently appointed Michael Roper and Suzan Hartling Wood as Nursing Administrative Directors.

The Nursing Administrative Directors are responsible for helping manage daily nursing operations to facilitate a smooth, high-quality patient experience.

Roper will remain Director for ICU/Cardiovascular ICU, Inpatient Cardiovascular Services, and the Medical Response Team, while taking on the responsibilities for the Emergency Department, Patient Flow and Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Services.

Wood will oversee clinical informatics, behavioral health, education, oncology, and the nursing float pool—a group of flexible nurses prepared to be assigned to the department where they are most needed each day. She has also accepted the role of Director for Women’s Services.

michael-roper-300x200“With their respective track records of exemplary leadership skills, we are thrilled to have Michael and Sue grow into these expanded roles,” said Cameron Murphy, Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis.

Roper served as Chief Nursing Officer for Acadia Healthcare before joining Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis as the Critical Care Manager in March 2021. He then served as the Director of Critical Care and Cardiovascular Inpatient Services before being appointed Nursing Administrative Director.

With more than 20 years of nursing administrative experience, Wood joined Saint Francis Healthcare in February 2017 and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including Director of Inpatient Services overseeing Women’s Services, Orthopedics, and Medical/Surgical.

Roper received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Loewenberg College of Nursing at the University of Memphis and his Master of Business Administration from the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis.

Wood earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Nursing from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and her Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, Illinois.

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