Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y., has named Jill M. Wegener, RN, MSN, CCRN, its new CNO, Blythedale CEO Larry Levine announced in a news release.
Wegener comes to Blythedale with 27 years of pediatric nursing experience. Most recently, she served as the assistant director, pediatric nursing quality, performance improvement and clinical integration at Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn. She previously served as the clinical nurse specialist coordinator for the hospitals pediatrics department.
Wegener also previously worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, as the assistant nurse manager of the PICU, before being promoted to clinical nursing supervisor for the department of women and childrens health.
“Jill has devoted her career to the care of children and to clinical leadership at childrens hospitals,” Levine said in the release. “She is an expert clinician with experience caring for a broad range of pediatric populations.”
Wegener said she looks forward to bringing her nearly 30 years of pediatric experience to Blythedale.
“Working in pediatric critical care, you see the miracles that occur when childrens lives are saved,” she said in the release. “And now at Blythedale, I will be able to be a part of the vitally important progress that takes place after a child is stable enough to leave the ICU. Im very excited to be working with this amazing staff and being part of Blythedales innovative efforts to help children recover and reach their full potential.”
Blythedale opened a $65.3 million, 86-bed, 56,000-square-foot inpatient building in December 2011, featuring an infant, toddler and post-neonatal and pediatric ICU, a dedicated traumatic brain injury unit, a pediatric and adolescent inpatient unit and family resource center.