Vice President of Quality Improvement  

Barbara Overby – Vice President of Quality Improvement

Barbara Overby is Vice President of Quality Improvement at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.  Overby has been employed at Wilkes Regional Medical Center for 39 years, beginning as a staff nurse in 1974.  She developed the Patient Educator position in 1981 and the Case Management Department in 1995.  She has served in roles of Staff Education, Discharge Planning and Quality Management prior to being named the Director of Performance Improvement in January of 2004.  She was promoted to Vice President of Quality Improvement in 2011.

Mrs. Overby received her Diploma of Nursing from Forsyth Memorial Hospital and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Summa Cum Laude from Winston Salem State University.  She received The Excellence in Education Award from The American Institute of Outcomes-Case Management.  Mrs. Overby was a founding member of the American Case Management Association - North Carolina Affiliate and serves as a board member of the Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic.