Copley Hospital CEO Joseph Woodin is pleased to welcome Stephanie LaBarron to the Copley family. Stephanie joins the team as Vice President of Ambulatory and Provider Services. “Stephanie’s broad depth of healthcare experience makes her the perfect fit for our community hospital,” states Woodin. LaBarron is an accomplished healthcare leader with more than 16 years of experience having worked in various healthcare fields. Since arriving at Copley, she has quickly acclimated herself with the facility, learning specifics about each department and their operations. “Stephanie is a native Vermonter, who brings a high energy, data driven and progressive style of leadership to Copley. We are truly delighted she has chosen Copley as her next stepping stone,” Woodin said.
Prior to Copley, Stephanie has served in various management roles at North Country Health Systems in Newport, VT serving most recently as Director of North Country Surgical Associates, Urology and Cardio Services & Performance Improvement Coach. As Director, Stephanie successfully led the development of two new specialty clinics, implemented new programs and procedures to improve services, operations and efficiency. She was also responsible for onboarding two Cardiologists and a Urologist. Stephanie attributes her broad knowledge of healthcare operations to her years spent working in various hospital departments including Environmental Services, Patient Registration, Nursing, Medical Group Operations, Quality and Patient Safety. She has served in a number of roles including Nurse Staff Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Project Leader, Practice Manager and most recently Director. Her strong leadership style, effective analytical skills and ability to develop and grow staff has resulted in numerous operational successes.
Stephanie received her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Information Technology and Health Sciences from Community College of Vermont followed by her Bachelors of Business Administration from Champlain College. In 2016, she earned her Masters of Business Administration with a focus on Healthcare Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She also has extensive project management training and experience.
As Vice President of Ambulatory and Provider Services, Stephanie will oversee a number of departments including Surgical Services, Outpatient Services, Oncology/Infusion, Anesthesia, Mansfield Orthopaedics, Multi-Specialty Clinic (Cardiology and General Surgery), and all Copley Hospital providers (employed as well as contracted). Until recently, Chief Operating Officer Vera Jones has assumed the role. Jones, who announced her retirement earlier this year, will continue on ensuring a smooth leadership transition for LaBarron.
“The staff truly love what they do – caring for their patients and the community. On my first visit to Copley, I witness numerous incidents of staff going above and beyond to assist patients. These acts of kindness provide patients with a sense of much needed comfort. I look forward to learning, working and growing with this dedicated team,” states LaBarron.
Outside of work, Stephanie and her partner Nick own and operate Maple Hill Farm – in Barton. In addition to Vermont Maple Syrup and honey, they make and sell wreaths, have many acres for finding and cutting the perfect Balsam and Fraser Fir tree, as well as wholesale spices, etc. from their homegrown efforts.