LaVonne Merten
Director of Quality and Compliance

LaVonne brings over 32 years of nursing and healthcare management experience to Red River’s leadership team. As Director of Quality, Compliance and Accreditation, she is instrumental in reviewing day-to-day operations to ensure regulatory and ethical standards are being exceeded in all areas of the hospital.

A nurse by trade, LaVonne is an integral part of the hospital’s management team, working cross-functionally with all departments to drive compliance in accordance with the seven essential elements: Standards and Procedures, Oversight, Education and Training, Monitoring and Auditing, Reporting, Enforcement and Discipline, & Response and Prevention. She is responsible for all investigatory, monitoring and auditing assignments and plays an essential role in maintaining all facility licensures in good standing.

Prior to becoming Director of Quality, Compliance and Accreditation LaVonne practiced nursing in a variety of care settings; including 8 years in inpatient behavioral health working her way up from unit coordinator, to charge nurse, to Director of Nursing. Her dedication to service excellence and highly effective leadership and supervisory skills have directly impacted the growth and success of Red River since its inception in September 2016.

Outside of Red River, LaVonne enjoys her family, spending time outdoors (during the summer months 😊). Hobbies include reading and needle work (cross stitch, crochet and knitting).

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