Millennium Magazine_4th Ed

235 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine Hospital, working in the emergency department from 1980 to 1989. He transitioned to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Correctional Managed Health Care in 1989, where he served in various roles, including health services administrator, director of utilization management, and chief nursing officer. Mr. Jones received a BSN from West Texas State University in 1980. The same year, he became a registered nurse in Texas, and he is also certified in health information and management systems, health services administration, correctional health and nursing administration. Mr. Jones chose to go back to school to Wayland Baptist University for his MBA, which he received in 1987. Alongside his nursing career, Mr. Jones holds many leadership positions in relation to health care. He was a commissioner on accreditation for corrections for the American Correctional Association and was the president for the Panhandle Organization of Nurse Executives. Mr. Jones’ work has not gone unnoticed, as he was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award of Excellence from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is also proud to have been part of the team receiving the inaugural Program of the Year Award from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. He attributes his success to his mentors who prepared and guided him throughout his years of schooling and nursing. One of Mr. Jones’ proudest achievements was his development and implementation of the first University-based on-site health care delivery system for prisons in the nation. He is also proud to have been part of the successful oral presentation “Quality Improvement Methodology and Tools” at the American Correctional Association Conference. Correctional health care has been one of Mr. Jones’ strongest interests, and he hopes to continue towork within the field to improve health care for inmates. M ichael W. Jones’ decision to become a nursewas a simple one; afterwatching his mother, who was also a nurse, he wanted to help better other people’s lives in their time of need. With his mother as his inspiration, Mr. Jones approached each patient with the same delicate care. Mr. Jones began his nursing career at Northwest Texas MICHAEL W. JONES, RN CHIEF NURSING OFFICER – MANAGED CARE Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Amarillo, TX HEALTH AND WELLNESS