Baptist Health Hardin taps Jennifer Woods as VP, chief nursing officer

Jennifer Woods, MSN, RN, took on the role of vice president and chief nursing officer at Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown, Ky., on Jan. 9. 

Ms. Woods has served in an executive capacity for 14 years and has more than 30 years of experience in nursing, according to a news release from the hospital. Most recently, she was vice president of patient care services and chief nurse executive at McLaren Northern Michigan, one of 15 hospitals affiliated with Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care.

Under Ms. Woods' leadership, McLaren Northern Michigan received an "A" safety grade for three consecutive years from the Leapfrog Group. As VP and CNO at Baptist Health Hardin,  Ms. Woods will focus on advancing quality and safety initiatives, patient experience improvements, and aim to strengthen nurse retention and recruitment. 

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