Southeastern appoints new director

First Posted: 1/15/2009

LUMBERTON — Vivien Lunsford has recently been named director of materials management at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. She was promoted to director after serving as materials manager since 2003.
She was named to the directorship following the retirement of former director Ronald Allen in March after more than 40 years of service.
Lunsford joined Southeastern in 1985 in the laboratory department, but has worked in materials management for more than 20 years.
“The decision to take this position was made to pursue the vision I have for the role of materials management in health care and to continue to do what I have a passion for,” Lunsford said. “I also believe in the people who have been my co-workers for many years in materials management. They are good people who take their responsibilities seriously and strive to be the best.”
According to Lunsford, the role of materials management at Southeastern is to provide the necessary resources, in a fiscally responsible manner, to allow the organization to best serve the community.
“Southeastern Regional Medical Center is successful in providing excellent health care services because of the dedication and commitment of its employees and physicians,” she said. “It is an honor and a privilege to work with people that are providing help to those in need today while preserving our ability to care for others in the future.”
Lunsford studied business at Sowela Technical Institute and is currently a student at Fayetteville Technical Community College. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Lunsford, who was born on a U.S. Air Force base near Tokyo, Japan, currently lives in Hope Mills with her husband Percy. The couple has two children, Kyle, a senior at East Carolina University, and Hannah, a junior at Grays Creek High School.

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