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Katy, TX News (January 9, 2015) – Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has selected a new leader for its executive team with Linda Stephens, RN, MBA, BSN being named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).

Linda Stephens

“Linda has more than two decades of experience in healthcare,” said Jim Parisi, CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy.  “She has a proven record of delivering results in the fast-paced hospital environment and her commitment to high quality and safe patient care is unparalleled.”

As CNO, Stephens will oversee all nursing functions and patient care practices within Memorial Hermann Katy.  She will work hand-in-hand with John Kueven, Chief Operating Officer, to manage daily operations and financial performance, and is accountable for regulatory standards compliance, patient satisfaction, patient safety, quality of patient care, and employee engagement.

Most recently, Stephens served as the CNO at Memorial Herman Northeast Hospital in Humble, where she had administrative oversight of patient care delivery and nursing practice in all clinical areas, including medical/surgical, oncology, wound care, intensive care services, cardiology, pharmacy, laboratory and emergency care. During her tenure, she was instrumental in the hospital’s achievement of the Pathway to Excellence® designation, which recognizes healthcare institutions where nurses excel.

Prior to her work at Memorial Herman Northeast, Stephens worked for the Hospital Corporation of America, serving as CNO representative for the Gulf Coast Division on the Corporate CNO Council and was a mentor in the CNO development program.

Stephens has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Masters of Business Administration from Angelo State University.  She and her family reside in Katy.

For more information about Memorial Hermann Katy, visit www.memorialhermann.org or call 713.222.CARE (2273).

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