LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., has hired Jessica Rivas as Chief Nursing Officer. A seasoned healthcare executive, Rivas will assume her new duties on March 11th.
“Jessica brings a successful track record of leading nursing operations and is experienced in the implementation of the Magnet Journey for Nursing,” said John Harrington, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital. “The organization will benefit greatly from her collaborative leadership style and strong commitment to providing superior patient care.”
Prior to joining John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital, Rivas served as Chief Nursing Officer for Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in Torrance, Calif. She also served as Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy Medical Center Merced in Merced, Calif.
“John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital was seeking a CNO with proven success leading clinical and quality initiatives,” said Lydia Ostermeier, Associate Vice President of Executive Search for B. E. Smith, the leadership solutions firm who conducted the nationwide CNO search. “Jessica’s experience and leadership style was an ideal match.”
Rivas is in the process of earning a master’s degree in business administration from Florida Institute of Technology. She has a master’s degree in nursing administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Rivas is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and American Nurses’ Association. She is also certified as a nurse executive from AONE with her CENP and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) with her NEA-BC.
About John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital:
John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital serving the North Phoenix metropolitan area. The facility includes a Level III Trauma Center, children’s emergency and inpatient care, a chest pain center, orthopedics, spine and many other types of specialty care. It is a member of the John C. Lincoln Health Network, a collection of award-winning not-for-profit hospitals, physician practices and community services. For more information, visit http://www.JCL.com.
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.