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October 08, 2014 bchc-news

New Chief Nursing Officer

The Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Tara McEnany, DNP, ARNP, has accepted a new position of Chief Nursing Officer. McEnany most recently served as clinical coordinator at BCHC.

As Chief Nursing Officer and member of the Senior Leadership Team,  McEnany will help to set the overall direction for the BCHC Nursing Departments – Med/Surg,  Surgery, Emergency; Rehabilitation; Patient Education, Care Coordination and Clinical Support Departments to include: Radiology, Diabetes Education, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Respiratory Therapy.

She will also participate in strategic planning goals and direction for the health center and integrate overall vision within Patient Care Services, as well as represent patient care issues as an active participant in Senior Leadership, the Board of Trustees and Medical Staff Committees.

“Tara’s natural leadership ability, her extensive knowledge of health care, and its best practices, as well as her experience in several different roles within BCHC, made her an ideal candidate for this position,” explained Steve Slessor, CEO. “In this new role, she will have the opportunity to impact our organization in many other areas and will be a big part of our continued transformation.”

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

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