Methodist Health System, Dallas, has named Nancy Simon as senior vice president and chief nursing officer for the health system as well as CNO for the Methodist Dallas Medical Center. In her new roles, Simon will oversee the daily operational responsibilities for the nursing division at Methodist Dallas, and also be responsible for systemwide responsibilities such as staffing, fiscal management and regulatory compliance of nursing services and other patient-care departments within the system. In addition, Simon will be responsible for developing and implementing the goals and objectives of these departments.
Simon named CNO at Methodist Health System
Simon, 50, succeeds Cecelia “Sam” Ruffing, who took a brief hiatus and now serves as the administrative director of the Golden Cross Academic Clinic at Methodist Dallas, according to an e-mail from spokeswoman Sandra Minatra. Simon will begin her role on Oct. 12. The "senior vice president of nursing" part of the position is a newly created administrative responsibility.
Before joining Methodist, Simon served as the vice president of patient-care services and CNO for the Premier Health System's Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio. She also has served as CNO of Orange Park (Fla.) Medical Center, and served as the interim CEO, CNO and COO of Frankfort (Ky.) Regional Medical Center.
Simon is a registered nurse who earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., and a master's degree in health services management from Webster University in St. Louis.
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