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AMMC Names Williams Chief Nursing Officer


Shay Willis November 12, 2012

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is pleased to announce Lana Williams, RN, BSN, CPHQ, as Chief Nursing Officer. As the CNO, Williams is responsible for the practice of nursing by ensuring consistency in the standard of nursing practice across all clinical areas. As a member of the administrative team, she will support and facilitate the team approach in strategic planning, development, implementation and evaluation of clinical programs and services; assuring appropriate resources for the delivery of quality healthcare to patients, families and the communities AMMC serves.

She has more than 25 years of nursing and healthcare experience in such areas as case management, utilization review, quality improvement, risk management, cardiac rehab, general medical/surgical and critical care nursing and has worked at AMMC for 11 years total, and as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for the past five years. She holds an Associate of Nursing Degree and a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Arkansas State University. She is currently seeking her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from ASU and expects to be finished in May of next year.

She has been involved with Quality Management and the Arkansas Association for Healthcare Quality for more than 15 years. She is currently the past president and has served in several other roles. She is also a member of the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

Lana and her husband, Al, have two children, a son who is a senior at Williams Baptist College and a daughter who is a sophomore at Black River Technical College.



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