Kathleen Sanford, vice president of nursing and administrator of Harrison Memorial Hospital, Bremerton, Wash., was voted president-elect of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. The Chicago-based subsidiary of the American Hospital Association represents nearly 4,000 registered nurses who hold or are seeking management positions at healthcare companies, trade groups, publications and consulting companies. Sanford's one-year tenure as president-elect will begin in January, to be followed by one year as president. Sanford, an 18-year-member of the organization, holds the rank of colonel in the Washington State Army National Guard. She will succeed Marilyn Bowcutt, vice president of patient-care services at University Health Care System in Augusta, Ga. Bowcutt assumes the role of president in January, replacing outgoing President Karen Haase-Herrick, executive director of the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives. -- by Melanie Evans
Nurse executive group elects president-elect
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