Sohonnel Thompson, RN, BSN, MHA

Associate Vice President for Critical Care Services, Respiratory Medicine, and Clinical Education Services

Sohonnel has been a nurse for nearly 20 years, starting as a staff nurse for the VA Hospital in Salisbury, North Carolina. She continued to work in the state and grew in her nursing career as a charge nurse of the 24-bed ICU at Wake Forest Baptist Health, then as a case manager for United Health Group. It was then that Sohonnel learned of a great opportunity to transition back to her first love of critical care nursing at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Sohonnel accepted the position at our medical center as nurse manager of the Intensive Care and Cardiac Care Unit in 2017. Soon after, Sohonnel moved into her current position as the associate vice president for Critical Care Services, Respiratory Medicine, and Clinical Education Services.

Sohonnel aspires to improve patient outcomes by utilizing evidence-based practices and by fostering staff to develop innovative ways to improve the nursing profession.

Sohonnel’s philosophy of nursing is expressed through a quote from Joni Watson, “The longer I’m in the nursing profession, the more experiences shape my life, the more amazing colleagues influence me, the more I see the micro and macro power of nursing.