Lake Norman Regional Medical Center to announced three hires and a promotion to its leadership team.
Claire Polk has been named the hospital’s new chief financial officer. She joins the hospital with longer than 15 years of financial healthcare experience where she has held positions as associate controller, controller and chief staffing officer, chief financial officer, and, most recently, as a consultant serving as senior vice president of finance for 750-bed Oklahoma University Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Polk received her bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Va., and her chief financial officer in business administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration also at the University of Virginia.
Tina Smith, RN, BSN, has been promoted to chief quality officer. Smith joined Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in 1997 as a staff nurse. She has served in multiple roles during her tenure at the hospital including director of the Medical / Surgical Unit and the Critical Care Unit. Her most recent role has been manager of quality. Smith received her bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from the UNC Charlotte.
Jared Pankowski has been named the hospital’s new corporate health consultant. Pankowski has 20 years of work site health promotion experience focusing on designing corporate wellness programs and managing on-site medical clinics. He partners with employers in developing cost effective health and wellness solutions that positively impact the well-being of their employees. He is a member of the International Association of Worksite Health Promotion, National Association of Healthcare Underwriters, National Wellness Association, and the Society of Public Health Pankowski is a graduate of the University of Akron with a bachelor’s of science in athletic training and health education. He also holds a master’s of science and education degree in public health education from the University of Toledo. He co-authored eight peer reviewed articles that have appeared in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Journal of Investigative Medicine and The American Federation for Medical Research.
Tom Splain is the hospital’s new director of environmental services. He previously served as director of several long-term care facilities throughout northeastern Pennsylvania as well as EVS director in hospitals in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, Splain moved to North Carolina in March.