Green Bay – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Nelson III, DNP, RN, as Chief Nursing Officer. As Chief Nursing Officer, he provides administrative direction and coordination of the nursing service functions of the hospital, including supervision of all nursing personnel.
“I am excited to be part of this mission that has served the people of eastern Wisconsin for nearly 130 years,” said Ken. “As a nurse, I am proud of the opportunity to be involved in the Franciscan-inspired patient care for which HSHS St. Vincent is known. As a leader, I look forward to working with my colleagues to help navigate the challenging landscape of health care.”
Ken comes to HSHS St. Vincent Hospital from SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis., where he served as Administrative Director of Medical/Surgical Services. He also spent 15 years with Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, serving in various roles ranging from nursing supervisor to managing units and services. Ken received his Master’s in Nursing and Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University.
“Ken brings 18 years of experience in health care management and leadership to HSHS St. Vincent Hospital,” said Paula Hafeman, Chief Nurse Executive, HSHS-Eastern Wisconsin Division. “We are honored that he has accepted our invitation to join our Franciscan healing ministry.”
About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888. Patients from Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency and trauma care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, cardiac care, neurosciences, rehabilitation and pediatrics. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has been named one of the “100 Top Hospitals” nationwide and is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.