HCA/HealthONE's North Suburban Medical Center Announces New Director of Emergency Services

Melanie Leise joined the team on April 23, 2019, and will be responsible for overseeing the emergency department operations at the main campus and North Suburban's two full-service freestanding emergency rooms in Thornton and Westminster, Colorado.

Thornton, CO, April 28, 2019 --(PR.com)-- North Suburban Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Melanie Leise, BSN, RN to Director of Emergency Services.

Leise is a familiar HealthONE face having worked at Swedish Medical Center and The Medical Center of Aurora. In her most recent role, she served as the associate director of Emergency Services overseeing Swedish Medical Center’s emergency department. Prior to her role at Swedish medical Center, she served in both staff and leadership roles at The Medical Center of Aurora.

“I have personally worked with Melanie and know her to be a positive leader who is an advocate for her teams and passionate about delivering high quality care to her patients. I am confident that she will be a fantastic addition to our already high performing Emergency Department and our North Suburban family,” said Angie Voigt, Chief Nursing Officer at North Suburban Medical Center.

Melanie has a proven track record of exceptional performance in patient experience, collaboration and improving the efficiency of departments.

Leise has Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degree, is a Registered Nurse (RN). In 2019, Leise will receive her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the Denver College of Nursing this Fall., and will is PCCN (Progressive Care Certified Nurse) certified by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program, with an emphasis in leadership and health care systems, at the University of Colorado Anschutz with an anticipated graduation in 2021.

Leise joined North Suburban on April 23, 2019.

About North Suburban Medical Center
North Suburban Medical Center is the highest-quality hospital in north Denver. As a member of the HealthONE family of hospitals, North Suburban is one of just two hospitals in the state of Colorado to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures each of the last five years. In addition, North Suburban is the only hospital in north Denver to receive an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s biannual patient safety ratings the last nine surveys. North Suburban has been honored by the Women’s Choice Awards as one of America’s Best ERs and one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. Licensed for 157 beds, North Suburban is proud to be a part of the HealthONE system of hospitals that earned the ranking as the #7 corporate philanthropist in the metro area and was the only hospital system ranked in the top 10. HealthONE contributed more than $1.5 million in 2018 and supports over 150 organizations through cash and in-kind donations.

About HealthONE
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE system of care, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes seven hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, CareNow urgent care and occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region. And, as one of the top ten corporate philanthropists in the metro area, HealthONE contributed more than $1.5 million in 2016 and supports over 150 organizations through cash and in-kind donations.
Betty Rueda-Aguilar