Since 1989, The North Carolina Great 100, Inc. has recognized and honored nurses around the state for their commitment to excellence. Out of thousands of nominations submitted annually, 100 recipients are selected based on their outstanding professional abilities and contributions made to improving healthcare services to their communities.
This year, Marcia Bryant, MSN, RN, NE-BC, vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer at The Outer Banks Hospital, has been recognized as a member of this elite group of nurses.
Marcia earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North C arolina at Greensboro and her master’s degree in nursing from East Carolina University. She was appointed chief nursing officer in 2015, bringing nearly 30 years of nursing experience to the role. Her leadership posts include director of cardiac services for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and administrative supervisor for Emory University Orthopedics and Spine Hospital. She has also held nursing leadership roles at Mission-St. Joseph Health System in Asheville, and ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville. Bryant serves on the Outer Banks Dementia Task Force and led The Outer Banks Hospital to be the first dementia-friendly hospital in the state.
“I am beyond proud of Marcia for her undying commitment to our mission of promoting wellness and providing the highest quality healthcare services to the residents and visitors of Dare County,” said Ronnie Sloan, FACHE, president of The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group. “Receiving the Great 100 Nurse recognition is truly well deserved.”