News | January 17, 2019

Dr. Zach Mueller And Jennifer Wagenaar Will Be Speaking At The National Healthcare CNO Summit In March!

Marcus Evans is very proud to announce Dr. Zach Mueller, Chief Nursing Executive at Medical City Healthcare, HCA North Texas Division and Jennifer Wagenaar, Chief Nursing Executive at HCA- Mountain Division as speakers at the National Healthcare CNO Summit which will take place on March 18-19, 2019 at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Los Angeles.

Dr. Zach Mueller has worked in nursing for nearly 20 years, beginning at the bedside in oncology and then as a trauma RN in the emergency department. He has also served in a variety of leadership roles, including in director roles of education, paediatrics, and cardiovascular services. His career achievements include speaking nationally and internationally on a variety of nursing and healthcare topics. As a dynamic Chief Nursing Executive at Medical City Healthcare, Dr. Mueller is passionate about nursing and leadership and is actively involved in driving organizational and system performance, and championing a highly engaged, compassionate, and outcomes-driven workforce.

Jennifer Wagenaar is the Chief Nursing Executive for HCA’s Mountain Division. In this position, Jennifer oversees the overall strategic direction for the practice of nursing operations across 11 hospitals throughout Utah, Idaho and Alaska. Jennifer previously served as the Chief Nursing Officer for West Valley Medical Center, a HCA Healthcare System facility. Prior to coming to HCA, Jennifer worked for Sanford Health System, as CNO for a start-up hospital in South Dakota. Her 14 years with Sanford Health also included various leadership roles including system oversight of quality, medical staff services, and risk management.

In addition to her current work with HCA, Jennifer has also served as a board member of the Nurse Leaders of Idaho organization and member of the Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders.

At the upcoming National Healthcare CNO Summit, Dr. Zach Mueller and Jennifer Wagenaar will be speaking about Driving Leadership at the Bedside. Despite intense workloads and competing priorities, providing cutting edge leadership skills for bedside nurses and leaders is vital for an efficient and effective operation. As the role of nurses evolves and new complexities are introduced, nurses at the forefront are key communicators of what happens at the core of providing quality care to patients. Nurses require adequate support and guidance to provide the best platform to deliver a quality service that will ultimately translate into a better outcome for the healthcare institution. This session will explore key elements to successfully lead bedside nurses considering:

  • Adopting a successful leadership style that resonates with the culture of the workforce
  • The implementation of communication channels that allows a fluent flow of information
  • Techniques to enhance engagement, motivation and support
  • Leveraging shared leadership to drive results from the bedside and boardroom

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Source: Marcus Evans