St. John's Medical Center is pleased to announce Marsha K. Sensat as
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Sensat is an experienced healthcare leader,
with more than 26 years of progressive nurse leadership experience during
her professional tenure. Most recently, she served as Chief Nursing Officer
at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital & Surgical Center in Woodland Park, CO.
"The role of nursing and nurse leadership is vital to providing the
best possible patient care," said CEO Paul Beaupré, MD. "I
look forward to Marsha's contributions with focus on patient safety,
quality of care, and patient and family experience." Sensat will
oversee and provide executive leadership to the nursing teams across all
of St. John's inpatient and outpatient services and physician practices.
Upon the retirement of former CNO Joan Palmer, RN, in November 2018, St.
John's began an intensive search for the best individual to fill this
post. Approximately 25 individuals applied as candidates, from which three
external candidates and two internal candidates were selected for full-day
onsite interviews with nursing leadership, administrative team, and nurses
from various St. John's patient care areas. Following a debriefing
with all interview panelists, two candidates were called back to interview
with the Board of Trustees and the St. John's Medical Staff. Based
on input from the second round of interviews, Sensat was selected for
the role. Her first day as St. John's CNO was April 1.
In addition to extensive experience and education, Sensat was selected
for her experience in small resort communities. "She really seemed
to understand the challenges of operating in this environment but also
appreciates working in a smaller facility," according to the recruitment
committee. Other strong qualifications include a strong acute care background,
creative problem solving expertise, and extensive policy and accreditation
experience. Sensat earned BS and MS degrees in nursing from Chamberlain
College of Nursing.
“I'm honored to be a part of the St. John’s Medical Center
team and look forward to serving our community through the continued excellent
care that St. John’s provides,” said Sensat.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 739 7380, email@example.com
About St. John’s Medical Center
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.