Baton Rouge, LA – Seaside Health System of Baton Rouge, a program of Seaside Healthcare headquartered in Shreveport, has named Samantha Crumbly, RN as Director of Nursing for the mental health and substance use treatment program. Kyle Hyduke, Administrator of Seaside Health System made the announcement of Crumbly’s appointment, saying, “We are excited to have Samantha on board as she brings her 22 years of experience to help us continue our goal of providing the highest standard of care to our patients.” Crumbly joined Seaside Health System in late December of 2021.
As Director of Nursing, Crumbly is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day aspects of leading and coaching team members of the nursing department in clinical operations. In her position, she will work closely with the Administrator to ensure the provision of exceptional care to all patients.
Crumbly commented on her new position, “I’m looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge to enhance their excellence. At Seaside, patient safety is always in the forefront of our minds, but staff safety and needs are also a high priority. Seaside is not only a great place to work, but is poised to be THE place to work in the near future.”
Crumbly’s background includes a history of serving as the Director of Nursing Services in the mental health field. She has served in that capacity at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, and has collaborated with the National Institute of Health on mental health issues throughout her career.
She is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army, is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, and holds numerous certifications and advanced training credentials including that of Infection Control Preventionist, Suicide Awareness, Advanced Nurse Leadership, and Psychiatric Nursing.
Seaside Health System is an acute care behavioral health and substance use disorders hospital focused on clinical excellence, integrity, and kindness. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of the people we serve as well as those who work with us to achieve our mission, in an atmosphere of kindness, compassion, and understanding. For more information about Seaside Health System, visit www.seasidehc.com or call 225-522-4076. Seaside Health System is located at 4363 Convention Street in Baton Rouge.