St. David's Round Rock Medical Center names new CNO, COO: 6 things to know

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas has named Cindy Nicholas CNO and Nikki Sikes COO, according to an Austin American-Statesman report.

Ms. Nicholas and Ms. Sikes both assumed their new roles in June.

Here are six things to know about Ms. Nicholas and Ms. Sikes.

1. Ms. Nicholas previously was CNO at St. David's Georgetown (Texas) Hospital. Her responsibilities included line authority for all nursing and clinical operations, with supervision of director-level personnel across 13 in-house departments, including the facility's medical and surgical units, intensive care unit, women's services, emergency department, operating room and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among others, according to the report.

2. During her tenure at St. David's Georgetown Hospital, Ms. Nicholas led performance initiatives in sepsis, blood utilization and hip fracture surgery, according to hospital officials. She also helped the facility earn "baby-friendly" accreditation from Baby-Friendly USA and become a partner hospital for the Texas Cord Blood Bank.

3. Prior to her role as CNO at St. David's Georgetown Hospital, Ms. Nicholas served as director of acute care services for the facility. She also has had other executive and managerial roles at ValleyRegionalMedicalCenter in Brownsville, Texas; Baylor Health Care System in Dallas; Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta; Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital; International Air Ambulance in Florida; Broward Community Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

4. Before joining St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, Ms. Sikes was vice president of operations at St. David's South Austin (Texas) Medical Center. In this role, Ms. Sikes was responsible for leading a variety of programs and service lines, including laboratory, oncology, environmental services and risk management, among others, according to the report.

5. During her tenure at St. David's South Austin Medical Center, Ms. Sikes helped bring the Bone Marrow Transplant Program to the medical center, according to the report.

6. Ms. Sikes previously served as director at Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Group, a global restructuring firm that assists healthcare companies in crisis. Prior to that, Ms. Sikes was vice president of professional services at OpenQ, an entrepreneurial technology company focused on providing solutions for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. She also held a number of managerial roles at other companies, including Ariba and Free Markets.

 

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