Iredell Health System is pleased to welcome Diane Hamby, MSN, RN, MSHA, as the new director of 3 North at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
Hamby has extensive experience in the healthcare field, first working as a registered nurse for 30 years. She began as a medical-surgical nurse right out of college and then as a nurse in the nephrology and oncology departments before moving to the dialysis department. She also worked as an acute care nurse at various different hospitals and as an outpatient care nurse for four years.
She has always had a desire to help others and wanted to be a nurse since she was a child.
“My goal is to help both patients and staff to make better decisions and to make their life better, even by little things. Like making someone laugh when they’re having a bad day,” said Hamby.
As the director of 3 North, Hamby wishes to encourage her staff and ensure that her patients receive the best possible care and the best outcome that they can.
Hamby earned her degree as a registered nurse from Mitchell Community College in Statesville, before pursuing her bachelor’s in nursing from Ameritech College of Healthcare in Draper, Utah. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Hamby earned her master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.
In her free time, Hamby enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren and traveling to watch her son bowl.
“I am excited to be here. If you can connect with a patient for five seconds, you can make them smile or make their day just a little bit better. That’s what we as healthcare professionals are supposed to be doing,” said Hamby.