As director of maternal child health, Shilling is responsible for three units including the nursery, labor/delivery and obstetrics. Some of her daily duties include overseeing care and staffing needs. Shilling was named to the directorship following her service as interim director of the department.
Shilling, born in Wichita, Kan., but raised in Bladenboro, joined Southeastern in 1984 as a registered nurse in labor/delivery and obstetrics. She has worked on various units at Southeastern and has served as assistant director of surgical services, but her first love in nursing has always been maternal child health.
“Maternal child health has always held a special place in my heart, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve again in this department,” she said.
Shilling assumed the role as director of maternal child health during multiple upgrades to the department including renovations to the labor/delivery unit, which are scheduled to be completed in spring 2009, and the implementation of new fetal monitoring system, which began July 8.
Shilling said that as a director, one has to be able to see the big picture when planning and setting goals. She is constantly thinking of ways to move her department into the future and is striving to uphold the mission and vision of maternal child health which is to be the premier birthplace for Robeson and surrounding counties.
Shilling earned an associate degree in nursing from Southeastern Community College in 1984 and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She plans to enroll in a master’s degree program following the completion of her undergraduate degree.
Shilling currently lives in Bladenboro with her husband, Robert, and two children, Blake Davis, 18, and Lauren Davis, 16.