(Coshocton, Ohio – November 15, 2016) – Coshocton Regional
Medical Center announced today the appointment of Stephanie Conn, RN,
BSN, MSN, to lead the hospital as Administrator/Chief Nursing Officer.
She has previously served as the Chief Nursing Officer for Coshocton County
Memorial Hospital since November 2012. On November 1, 2016, the hospital
was acquired by Prime Healthcare Foundation. Conn will now assume the
role of administrator in addition to her responsibilities of providing
oversight of all nursing functions. The announcement was made by Regional
CEO Rick Wright at an employee meeting held on Monday, Nov. 14.
“As a highly trained nurse whose experience has included involvement
in strategic initiatives as well as management of all nursing functions,
emergency services, quality, and physician recruitment, Stephanie brings
her analytical skills, leadership skills and enthusiasm for Coshocton
Regional Medical Center to her new role as Administrator,” said
Rick Wright, Regional CEO for Prime Healthcare Foundation. “Stephanie
brings experience in both healthcare management and as a Masters-trained
nurse, making her an excellent choice as the hospital’s top executive.
She will guide the implementation of patient care and quality initiatives
as well as manage capital equipment and infrastructure improvements made
possible by Prime Healthcare’s investments.”
Conn earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Malone College in Canton,
and her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Administration
from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. She has over 16 years
of progressive nursing leadership experience, with expertise in evidence-based
nursing practice/scope and standards of practice; nurse staffing and productivity;
program planning and implementation; accreditation and regulatory compliance;
trends in health care and nursing practice; continuous quality improvement;
strategic planning and leadership; employee training and development;
and physician recruitment.
“This is an exciting time for healthcare in the Coshocton County
region with our affiliation with Prime Healthcare Foundation and the opportunities
that relationship brings,” said Conn. “I have been honored
to be a part of Coshocton healthcare for the past four years and I am
pleased to continue my work with our talented team of physicians, nurses
and employees in service to our communities as Coshocton Regional Medical
Interim CEO Ruben Garza will work with Ms. Conn to facilitate a smooth
transition into her new role as hospital administrator.
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