A three-year employee of Freeman Health System and a 26-year veteran in health care industry has been named to a position at Freeman Neosho Hospital.
Renee Denton was named as director of administrative services at the local hospital. Freeman Health System made the announcement in a press release on Tuesday.
Denton was previously the director of the medical, oncology, and pediatric units and patient care advocates at Freeman Hospital West. In her new position, Denton will be responsible for the overall operations of Freeman Neosho.
"Basically, I am responsible for all of the operational aspects of freeman Neosho. So, for example, the nursing staff, all of the departments within Freeman Neosho," she said.
Denton said she is thrilled with her new title.
"I am thrilled to be serving in this capacity. It was certainly a goal of mine from the time that I interviewed for a position at Freeman West campus three years ago," she said. "It was a goal to hopefully one day be able to be in a leadership position here at Freeman Neosho, because actually I was born in that hospital (which at that time was Sale Memorial)."
As far as her goals in her new position, Denton said, "I would like to make sure that Freeman Neosho is the number one critical access hospital in the state of Missouri. I would like to continue to make certain that our hospital is a pillar of the community and I would like to do that by investing in our staff to ensure that we are providing the highest quality care in regard to our community's general medical needs and general surgical needs. I would also like to make sure that we remain at the front of our communities thoughts by educating them on the services that are available to them right here at home."
Denton earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was appointed by former Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan to the Missouri State Advisory Council for Emergency Medical Services, a term she served for three years until 2002.