BRADENTON, FL – July 15, 2019 – Blake Medical Center welcomes new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Kimberly Hatchel. Hatchel will be responsible for the overall direction of nursing services, provision of clinical care and program direction for the department of nursing in collaboration with physician and healthcare leaders.
Hatchel comes to Blake from Lexington, Kentucky, where she has been serving as the Market CNE and Senior VP for Saint Joseph Health, a market of 8 hospitals. She was previously in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she served as the chief nursing officer (CNO) for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children's Hospital, a 690-bed acute care hospital in the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) system. In 2017, she was awarded the Nurse Administrator of the Year by the March of Dimes in Las Vegas.
Prior to that, Kim served as the CNO at Medical City McKinney in Texas, where she was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business and the recipient of Studer's "What's Right in Health Care Award" for improvement in overall emergency services. She credits her experience at HCA's Clinical Services Group, as assistant CNO, where she developed her passion for hospital throughput and health information technology. She utilized this experience to implement organizational change, successfully improving throughput metrics and implementing an all-electronic documentation platform across more than 160 emergency departments.
“Kim is a great addition to our senior leadership team,” said hospital President and Chief Executive Officer, Randy Currin. “She brings outstanding experience, a well-suited leadership style and passion for excellence. We are very pleased to have her here at Blake.”
Hatchel received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Her master's degree in nursing and health care administration is from University of Phoenix and her doctorate in nursing practice is from Vanderbilt University.