About the Collaborative
- Mission: The mission of the JMU-RMH Collaborative is to create a climate that fosters innovation together.
- History: The Collaborative was launched on January 26, 2007 providing a framework to foster innovation between Rockingham Memorial Hospital and James Madison University and to facilitate ideas for collaborative projects.
Collaborative Steering Team
The Collaboration Steering Team consists of 4 appointed members of the JMU community and 4 appointed members of the RMH community for a total of 8 members, including a facilitator and a facilitator-elect. The facilitator sends reminders of meetings and sets meeting agendas. The facilitator-elect leads when the facilitator is absent and succeeds the current facilitator. The roles of facilitator and facilitator-elect will alternate between RMH and JMU representatives on an annual basis, with terms running from January through December.
Collaboration Steering Team Goals
- Review collaboration ideas
- Disseminate information
- Facilitate collaboration
- Track outcomes
Collaborative Steering Team Members
- Sharon Lovell, Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies (JMU)
- Marsha Mays-Bernard, Associate Vice President for Multicultural Awareness and Student Health (JMU)
- Ben Delp, Director of Research Development and Promotion (JMU)
- Emily Akerson, Coordinator of Clinical and Interprofessional Initiatives, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (JMU)
- Ron Cottrell, Vice President of Business Development, Blue Ridge Region, Sentara Healthcare (Sentara)
- Phil Hackett, Executive Director, Sentara RMH Medical Group (Sentara)
- Shawn Craddock, Director, Perioperative Services, Sentara RMH (Sentara)
- Becky Nicely, Director, Radiology Services, Sentara RMH (Sentara)
- Debra Thompson, Director, Volunteer Services, Sentara RMH (Sentara)
For questions about the collaborative contact Emily Akerson.