63 hospital, health system CNO moves in the past year

Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CNO moves in the past 12 months. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

1. The University of Vermont Health Network's Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin selected Matthew Choate, BSN, RN, to serve as permanent CNO.

2. York (Neb.) General Hospital selected Jenny Obermier, MSN, BSN, to serve as senior vice president, COO and CNO.

3. Northern Inyo Healthcare District in Bishop, Calif., appointed Tracy Aspel, BSN, permanent CNO.

4. Lewisburg, Pa.-based Evangelical Community Hospital appointed Tamara F. Persing, BSN, RN, CNO, effective April 10.

5. Columbus (Neb.) Community Hospital named Dorothy Bybee, BSN, vice president of patient care services and CNO, effective April 17.

6. TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn., selected Amy Cason, MSN, BSN, to serve as CNO.

7. Commonwealth Health's Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa., appointed Maribeth Angeli, BSN, CNO.

8. Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., part of Franklin, Tenn.-based Iasis Healthcare, selected Elizabeth Kearney, BSN, to serve as permanent CNO.

9. Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls appointed Ann Kjosa, BSN, CNO.

10. University Medical Center of El Paso (Texas) selected Cindy Ann Stout, DNP, MSN, BSN, to serve as CNO.

11. Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., named Brandy Hershberger, DNP, RN, as CNO.

12. Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe, Mich., named Christie Bishop, BSN, CNO.

13. Dameron Hospital in Stockton, Calif., promoted Denise J. Hair to vice president of nursing services and CNO on a permanent basis.

14. Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital appointed Anna Cerra, DNP, RN, vice president of patient care services and CNO.

15. UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., appointed Lisa Colombo, DNP, RN, senior vice president for patient care services and CNO.

16. Dallas-based Christus Health named Debi Pasley, RN, permanent system CNO.

17. Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown, N.C., part of Fayetteville, N.C.-based Cape Fear Valley Health System, named Diana Harris, MSN, RN, CNO.

18. Anderson Regional Health System in Meridian, Miss., promoted Betty Young-Cryer, RN, from CNO and administrator of Anderson Regional Medical Center-South in Meridian to CNO of Anderson Regional Health System.

19. Medical City Arlington (Texas) selected Cathy McLaughlin, MSN, RN, to serve as CNO.

20. The Medical Center of Aurora (Colo.) selected Rachel E. Miles, MSN, RN, CNO, effective Jan. 30.

21. St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif., named Derek Drake, DNP, RN, CNO.

22. Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health named Jacqueline Medland, PhD, RN, president and CNO of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Franklin, N.C.

23. Lewiston-based Central Maine Medical Center's Vice President of Nursing and CNO Sharron Chalke, MSN, RN, resigned.

24. Fond du Lac, Wis.-based Agnesian HealthCare appointed Katherine Vergos, BSN, RN, vice president and CNO at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

25. Tammy Albright, BSN, the CNO of Greenville, Tenn.-based Takoma Regional Hospital, was promoted to president of the hospital.

26. Belleville, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System St. Elizabeth's Hospital appointed Elizabeth Govero CNO.

27. Richmond, Va.-based HCA Virginia's Retreat Doctors' Hospital named Nancy Boykin CNO.

28. Bear Valley Community Hospital in Big Bear Lake, Calif., appointed Kerri Jex, MSN, RN, CNO.

29. Laconia, N.H.-based LRGHealthcare named Patti Strohla, RN, CNO.

30. Cortez, Colo.-based Southwest Health System tapped Karen Pasquin, RN, to serve as CNO.

31. Atlanta-based Piedmont Athens Regional named Tamara L. Jackson, DNP, vice president and CNO.

32. Rochelle (Ill.) Community Hospital appointed Julia Norem, MSN, BSN, CNO.

33. The new 87-bed St. Luke's hospital, being built on the campus of St. Luke's Nampa (Idaho) Medical Plaza, hired Misty Thomas to serve as CNO.

34. Coshocton (Ohio) Regional Medical Center selected Stephanie Conn, BSN, MSN, RN, as administrator and CNO.

35. Lewiston, N.Y.-based Mount St. Mary's Hospital named Jessica Visser, RN, vice president of patient care services and CNO.

36. Jeanette Ives Erickson, DNP, RN, plans to vacate the post of CNO at Massachusetts General Hospital — a role she has filled for 20 years.

37. Lake Wales (Fla.) Medical Center named Jennifer Huston, MSN, RN, CNO.

38. Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Ga., selected Stephanie Jones, DNP, to serve as CNO.

39. Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network named LaCrystal Gordon, MSN, BSN, CNO of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.

40. Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health named Amy D. Wilson, MSN, BSN, its inaugural CNO, effective Jan. 3.

41. Richmond-based HCA Virginia selected Crystal Farmer, MSN, BSN, to serve as CNO of Parham Doctors' Hospital, also in Richmond.

42. Danville (Va.) Regional Medical Center named Aundrea Mills permanent CNO.

43. The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge named Kim Pettijohn, MSN, RN, CNO, effective Nov. 6, 2016.

44. Brevard, N.C.-based Transylvania Regional Hospital — a subsidiary of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health — named Michele Pilon president and CNO.

45. Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital appointed Vi-Anne Antrum, RN, CNO.

46. Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit named Kathleen Carolin, BSN, RN, CNO.

47. Andalusia (Ala.) Health named Pamela Aud assistant CNO.

48. Poinciana Medical Center in Kissimmee, Fla., tapped Sharon Dillard as CNO.

49. Concord (N.H.) Hospital tapped Amy Guilfoil-Dumont to serve as CNO.

50. Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Health Care System named Connie Andersen CNO.

51. Buffalo, N.Y.-based Roswell Park Cancer Institute appointed Shirley Johnson CNO and senior vice president of nursing and patient care services.

52. Judy Himes, MSN, dropped "interim" from her title as Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center made her permanent CNO.

53. Kingwood (Texas) Medical Center appointed Kevin Manning, MSN, RN, as CNO.

54. Jackie Somerville, PhD, RN, senior vice president of patient care services and CNO of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital, stepped down from her position.

55. Paige Baker, MSN, RN, was named CNO of Lee's Summit (Mo.) Medical Center.

56. Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester, Mich., named Deborah "Deb" King, MSN, BSN, RN, as CNO.

57. Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, N.Y., named Eilish C. Hourihan, BSN, RN, vice president of patient care services and CNO.

58. Guthrie, a hospital system based in Sayre, Pa., welcomed Catherine "Kate" Mohr, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, as its new systemwide CNO.

59. Titusville (Pa.) Area Hospital promoted Brenda Burnett, RN, from director of nursing to vice president of patient care services and CNO.

60. Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health named Becky Hardie, BSN, RN, the new CNO of its hospital in Waco, Texas.

61. Sherry Gehring, MSN, RN, CNO of Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Ind., retired in June 2016.

62. Jessica Rivas, RN, was named vice president and CNO of Memorial Hermann Cypress (Texas).

63. Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., promoted JoAnn Piedrafite, RNC, to CNO.

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