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Kerkenbush promoted to Regional Health Chief Nursing & Performance Officer

Sep 04, 2019 09:05AM ● By Alyssa McGinnis
Regional Health has promoted Nicole Kerkenbush to the position of Chief Nursing & Performance Officer for the health care system that serves western South Dakota and beyond. She will continue to serve as Vice President of Patient Care Services at Regional Health Rapid City Hospital.

As the senior nurse executive for the health system, Kerkenbush will champion the delivery of high-quality care while advancing the discipline and profession of nursing. Her focus will include recruitment and retention of nurses and patient care champions, as well as support system quality initiatives.

Kerkenbush, who has been part of Regional Health leadership since 2016, brings 27 years of health care experience to this expanded role. She holds Masters Degrees in Healthcare Administration and Nursing from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Texas Christian University.