Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center proudly announces the appointment of a new CEO. Kim Moore, currently COO and CNO at Saint Elizabeth, will take over as the new President and Chief Executive Officer on Monday, September 12, 2011.
Moore has spent 30 years as a health care leader with a strong background in health care quality, patient care and hospital administration. She began her career with Saint Elizabeth as a nurse in the critical care unit in 1978, and served in a variety of positions within the medical center including Nurse Manager, Director, Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer and, most recently, as the Chief Operating Officer.
Bob Lanik, who has served as the CEO at Saint Elizabeth since 1984, announced in April that he would be transitioning to new duties as the CEO for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) in Nebraska which includes: Saint Elizabeth, Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, St. Mary’s Community Hospital in Nebraska City, The Physician Network, Health Connect at Home, Nebraska Heart Institute and Nebraska Heart Hospital, which formally joined the organization on July 29. Collectively, these entities employ nearly 7,000 individuals across Nebraska.
Lanik said, “Kim has been a tremendous leader for our organization. It was under her guidance that our organization has been recognized as a Magnet hospital since 2004. Under her leadership, we also achieved Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification in Advance Primary Stroke, High Risk Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care. Saint Elizabeth is the first hospital in the nation to achieve both High Risk OB and NICU certification. Under Kim’s leadership, we also became a Bariatric Center of Excellence.”
Moore feels privileged to take over the CEO reigns. “Saint Elizabeth has always been recognized for our outstanding culture and patient care environment. I have always loved being part of Saint Elizabeth, and I am excited to have the opportunity to continue Bob’s legacy of leadership as we move into the future.”
Moore recently received one of just 21 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows for 2011. Moore joins a select group of nurse executives from across the country chosen to participate in this world-class, three-year leadership development program designed to enhance nurse leader’s effectiveness in improving the United States health care system.
Moore is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. She is a member and past president of the Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders and a member of the board of directors for the Heartland Healthcare Executive Group, CIMRO Quality Improvement Organization of Nebraska, Nebraska Surgical Center and the Dialysis Center of Lincoln. Moore is also an adjunct clinical associate for the University of Nebraska College of Nursing.
She has been a national leader within the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) health care system on projects such as the development of a Patient Family Advisory Council within all 73 CHI hospitals across the nation. She also serves on the national CHI Clinical Leadership and Nurse Executive Councils.
Moore was born in York, Nebraska, and has lived in Nebraska for her entire life other than a year in which she worked in Texas after graduation from college. She earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Clarkson College, a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from Nebraska Wesleyan University and her Nursing diploma from Bryan School of Nursing.
Kim and her husband, Jerry, have been married for 33 years. Jerry is a small business owner of Paradise Water Company. They have one son, Tyler, who is pursuing a PhD in molecular biology at UNL and a daughter-in-law, Rachel, who is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in education from UNL.