Civista Medical Center Hires New CNO

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After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Civista Medical Center in La Plata, Md., has hired Dana Levy as Chief Nursing Officer. A seasoned healthcare executive, Levy will assume her new duties on April 8th.

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Dana is an experienced nursing executive with a proven track record and a strong focus on quality and patient-centered care.

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Civista Medical Center in La Plata, Md., has hired Dana Levy as Chief Nursing Officer. A seasoned healthcare executive, Levy will assume her new duties on April 8th.

"Dana is an experienced nursing executive with a proven track record and a strong focus on quality and patient-centered care,” said Noel Cervino, President and Chief Executive Officer, Civista Health. “Her collaborative leadership style and commitment to nursing excellence will benefit our organization and the community.”

Prior to joining Civista Medical Center, Levy served as Chief Nursing Officer for Banner Page Hospital in Page, Ariz. She led all clinical departments for this 25-bed critical access hospital which is a member of the Banner Health System.

“Civista Medical Center was seeking a CNO with demonstrated success leading quality initiatives and driving clinical excellence,” said Teresa Collins, Vice President of Executive Search for B. E. Smith, the leadership solutions firm who conducted the nationwide CNO search. “Dana’s experience and leadership style was an ideal match.”

Levy earned a master’s degree in nursing from The University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Toledo and Medical College of Ohio. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and American Nurses’ Association.

About Civista Medical Center:
Civista Medical Center is a 124-bed facility and the flagship of Civista Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system serving Charles County and southern Maryland. Civista Health is a member of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), a private, not-for-profit network of academic, community and specialty hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.civista.org.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare leadership solutions firm and the top-ranked provider of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Consulting Solutions. Veteran healthcare leaders and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 600 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and the largest database of skilled senior-level nursing executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit BESmith.com or call 855-254-8261.

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