St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron has announced the appointment of Joyce L. Young, PhD, RN, CENP, as Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Nursing. Young received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA; a Master of Health Services Operations from the University of South Dakota; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health System Administration from Capella University. Young also completed a Nurse Executive Wharton Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and is certified in executive nursing practice. Young joins the team with a long history of providing nursing leadership across the corporate CHE Trinity Health system. Young started her career at Mercy Health Center in Sioux City, IA in 1983. She has served in Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer roles since 1997. In addition to her St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron responsibilities, Young also serves as Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, Livingston and Saline. “It is clear that Joyce brings an abundance of outstanding experience, leadership skills and nursing excellence to our organization,” explains Rebekah (Becky) Smith, RN, President and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. “She has been heralded as a system thinker for operations and care delivery innovation; has a passion for excellence in clinical care delivery, guided by the nurse/physician partnership; and is a strong advocate for patient safety and quality outcomes.” For more information regarding the programs and services of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, visit online at: mymercy.us, and follow on facebook and twitter.