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May 23, 2014 bchc-news

McEnany Named Clinical Coordinator at BCHC

The Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Tara McEnany, ARNP, has accepted a new position of Clinical Coordinator.

As Clinical Coordinator, McEnany, DNP, ARNP, will serve as a leader while working closely with the medical and nursing staff to ensure quality and cost-effective health care delivery. She will be essential in the development and implementation of best practice initiatives to optimize electronic medical record technology, enhance medication reconciliation efforts and further develop continuing education opportunities for nurses.

“Tara has blessed this organization for many years with her commitment as an Emergency Department provider, but now will have the opportunity to impact our organization in many other areas,” explained Steve Slessor, CEO. “In this new role, with her wide knowledge base and dedication to excellence, Tara will be a big part of our continued transformation into one of the greatest healthcare organizations in the state.”

Dr. McEnany began working at BCHC in 1997. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Iowa.  She graduated from Allen College with a Master’s of Science in Nursing and is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who is board certified in family practice. She also completed a post-masters certificate and is board certified as an acute care nurse practitioner.

McEnany serves as Assistant Professor at Allen College teaching the in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program and in the Doctoral program. She also works some shifts at Allen Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Center at United Medical Park.

In addition, McEnany recently received a scholarship award for her work reviewing chapters for a new textbook to be released in August of 2014.

“I want to thank this community for entrusting me with their emergent care needs for the past 12 years,” McEnany said. “Although I will miss providing direct care to patients in the emergency department, I look forward to this challenging new opportunity that will impact the future of health care at the Buchanan County Health Center.”

McEnany and her husband Kevin reside in Independence with their two children, Shae and Teegan.

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