Saida S. Abdul-Aziz — Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Nurse Director
Saida S. Abdul-Aziz, DHA.c, MSN, MBA-HCM, RN, FCN, is responsible for clinical, educational, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all components of behavioral health services at SMC.
Abdul-Aziz comes to SMC most recently from Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania in Reading, PA, where she served as Nursing House Supervisor, and Quba Institute, Philadelphia, PA, where she was Director of Health Services.
She is currently completing her dissertation for a Doctor of Health Administration at University of Phoenix where she received a Master of Science in Nursing, a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration.
Abdul-Aziz also holds post-Masters’ certificates in Nonprofit Management from University of Pennsylvania, Writing Across the Curriculum from Alvernia University, and Faith Community Nursing from Westberg Institute at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Allentown, PA.
Since receiving her first nursing degree in 1976, Abdul-Aziz has spent the past 44 years starting and leading units, shifts, and programs in the USA and a nursing department in Cairo, Egypt. She also served as nursing faculty and a course coordinator for Bezmialem Vakif University in Istanbul, Turkey; Alvernia University in Reading PA; and for the European Union as Exchange Faculty at St. George University in London, England and Vigo University, Spain.
Michele Pawlowski — Director of Physician Services
Michele Pawlowski is responsible for all business aspects of the Salem Health Physicians practice group, as well as assisting with physician recruitment.
With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare management, Pawlowski comes to SMC most recently from Einstein Healthcare Associates where she was the Regional Practice Administrator.
She previously served as the Practices Administrator for Excelcare Alliance and Director of Satellite Operations for Jefferson University Physicians.
Pawlowski received her Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration from Immaculata University. She is a former president of the American Academy of Professional Coders.