Name: Candy Mori
Bio: Candy has been married to her wonderful and supportive husband, Jeff, for 20 years. They have 3 charismatic children, Isaac 13, Conner 13 and Nya 7. They live in Dalton. Their family loves any type of competitive physical activity especially neighborhood games of flag football, kickball, and whiffle ball.
Current Employer and Position: Candy has worked for Wooster Community Hospital for 17 years. She began her career as a staff nurse, then obtained a Masters in Nursing Science degree and was promoted to Clinical Nurse Specialist. In 2019, she graduated with a PhD in nursing and was promoted to Director of Advanced Practice Nurses and Education Department. Most recently, she implemented a new approach to patient surgical care called Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. Through this evidenced based practice, the hospital has dramatically decreased the incidence of inpatient opioid use. In our colorectal surgical patients alone, the opioid use decreased by 55% per patient.
Previous Experience: Wooster Community Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist, IV Therapist, Staff RN, Unit Charge Nurse and Nursing Supervisor.
Education/College: Kent State University, The University of Akron
Current Other Boards Positions: WCH Diabetics Services Advisory Board
Previous Boards: PTO, Ohio Health Literacy Partners, Living Water Community Church and Wayne County and City of Wooster for Health Screenings and Clinics.
I have led a team at the hospital to successfully decrease our opioid use and would like to continue those efforts into our community. I understand that inpatient opioid use leads to prescription misuse and I would like to bridge the work we have done in the hospital with the work of OneEighty to positively influence community opioid use and diversion. I have such a strong passion for people and nursing, and I want to use that passion to continue to guide and serve those in need at OneEighty.