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Fort Sanders Regional Announces New Chief Nursing Officer

Posted on February 3, 2014 in Press Release

Kelly Miles, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has recently joined Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).

Miles will serve on Fort Sanders Regional’s senior leadership team assisting in the implementation of safety initiatives, staffing strategies and strategic plans.  She will work closely with physicians and nursing staff to ensure continuation of the hospital’s patient-centered approach to care.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kelly to the Fort Sanders team,” said Keith Altshuler, President and Chief Administrative Officer of Fort Sanders Regional.  “She brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our organization that will support our existing efforts in providing excellent patient care.”

Miles has more than 16 years of experience in hospital leadership and 27 years of nursing experience.  Throughout her career, she has held a variety of leadership roles, including vice president of operations, chief nursing officer, consultant and other nursing executive roles.

“Fort Sanders Regional and Covenant Health have a wonderful reputation for providing quality care and confidence that they will deal with whatever healthcare reform brings without jeopardizing their high expectations for patient care,” said Miles. “I am excited to meet all my new colleagues and learn more about the great care provided by Regional and throughout the Covenant Health system.”

Miles, who grew up in Nashville, served on the CMS Task Force for the American Organization of Nurse Executives.  She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau International.  Miles has a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and earned her Bachelor’s and Associate degree in nursing from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Miles comes to Fort Sanders Regional from St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, where she served as Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer. She replaces Jenny Hanson, who left the CNO position at Fort Sanders to assume the role of President and Chief Administrative Officer of LeConte Medical Center.