Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, Texas, named Melissa Winans, MBA-HCM, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, as its CNO. Winans has served as the interim leader since June, according to a news release.
Melissa is an excellent addition to the leadership team at Texas Health Denton, Stan Morton, FACHE, president of the hospital, said in the release. She brings a wealth of experience in patient care, and her dedication to patient safety and encouraging a collaborative working environment makes her the perfect choice for our CNO.
Winans joined Texas Health Denton as director of women and infant services in 2012. Since her arrival, patient satisfaction scores in womens services have increased from the 16th percentile to the 88th percentile, according to the release. She also was actively involved with seeking Pathway to Excellence designation, which the hospital achieved in early 2013. Also in early 2013, she added critical care services to her portfolio, taking responsibility for an additional 51 beds at the hospital.
Nurses are on the front lines of patient care at Texas Health Denton, and I am proud to be leading a team that is so dedicated to quality, compassion and safety, Winans said in the release. Being a nurse can be a difficult job, so being a part of an organization like ours that is so supportive of the nursing profession is a huge blessing. I look forward to continuing our tradition of nursing excellence in the Denton community.
Winans has placed a high importance on continuing her education throughout her career. She earned a practical nursing degree from St. Cloud Technical College, St. Cloud, Minn.; an ADN from Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y.; a BSN from Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Minn.; an MSN in clinical systems management from Excelsior College; and an MBA in healthcare management from Herzing University, Milwaukee, Wisc. Earlier this year she became a board-certified Nurse Executive Advanced and completed a year-long leadership program offered by the Denton Chamber of Commerce.