Hope Bailey, RN, the Chief Clinical Officer at Three Rivers Health during the 2011 Commencement.

Hope Bailey named 2011 Distinguished Alumni and Glen Oaks Fellow at 43rd GOCC Graduation

Glen Oaks Community College presented both the Distinguished Alumni Award and Glen Oaks Fellow Award to Hope Bailey, RN, the Chief Clinical Officer at Three Rivers Health during the 2011 Commencement. The Glen Oaks Community College nursing graduate has worked at Three Rivers Health since her graduation at Glen Oaks.

As Chief Clinical Officer at Three Rivers Health, Bailey ensures that safe and effective patient care is provided, as well as assisting with development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, standards, and programs consistent with the mission and goals of the hospital. She plays an active role in strategic planning activities and wise use of financial, human, material and informational resources. Bailey began working at Three Rivers Health as a Registered Nurse in the emergency department. She more recently served as Interim Chief Nursing Officer.
Hope Bailey, RN, headshot
Bailey earned an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing at Glen Oaks, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Michigan University, and Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Bethel College. She earned her degrees while working at the Three Rivers hospital. She is a member of the Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives, Michigan Nurse Association, and Michigan Hospital Association. In 2004, Bailey was honored with a Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care. She was among team leaders working in the inpatient setting for the treatment of AMI, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia at the time.

Glen Oaks also presented the Glen Oaks Fellow Award to Bailey. Dr. Gary Wheeler, President, said, “Hope exemplifies the best model of high-tech, high-touch medical care available anywhere. We are proud to congratulate Hope Bailey as the 2011 Distinguished Alumni and Glen Oaks Fellow.” The award is presented annually to someone in the community who has had a positive impact on the success and growth of Glen Oaks Community College and the community.

In accepting the awards, Bailey said she was humbled by the recognition, “In 1989, I enrolled at Glen Oaks to start an incredible life changing path. Through self-preservation, personal drive and support from this community I have accomplished many goals and dreams.” Bailey credited Dr. Karon Schwartz, a nursing fundamentals teacher, colleague, fellow employee, and instructor with being an inspiration and mentor. “I believe she was a gift from God that was given to me at Glen Oaks,” said Bailey, adding that she inspired her to go farther with an education. “I am eternally grateful for the opportunity afforded to me by Glen Oaks and I will continue to give back to a community that has given me so much.”