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Van McGrue Named Chief Nursing Officer of Citizens Baptist Medical Center

Jan 14, 2019

TALLADEGA, Ala. (January 14, 2019) - Brookwood Baptist Health today announced Van McGrue has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Citizens Baptist Medical Center. A nurse executive with more than 25 years’ experience, McGrue has held a number of managerial and director roles in both private and public healthcare. She began her career in Talladega in 1992 at the Northeast Alabama Kidney Clinic and previously worked for Citizens Baptist Medical Center for several years in the late 1990’s.

Van McGrueFollowing a decade in private healthcare administration with oversight of territories from Alabama to Georgia, as well as Tennessee, McGrue rejoined Citizens Baptist Medical Center in 2009 as the Infection Preventionist before being named Director of Outcomes. In this role, she was pivotal in improving reimbursement by six percent within six months following the implementation of the CDI program. McGrue later served as Management Director of Nursing for Medical Surgical where she contributed to achieving the highest improvement in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) at Citizens Baptist for the first six months of 2015.

McGrue holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing, both of which she earned from Jacksonville State University. Among her many professional affiliations, she serves on the Board of the Alabama Kidney Foundation and is a member of the American Nurses Association, Association of Perioperative Nursing and Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, as well as the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

According to Citizens Baptist Medical Center CEO, Frank Thomas, “Van has proven herself a compassionate and dedicated nursing professional with a breadth of experience that allows her to successfully lead others through the actions she demonstrates. Her well-rounded portfolio has given her insight and strengthened her business acumen to understand how to deliver quality care in the face of challenges presented in today’s healthcare environment. We are fortunate to have her talent, and I am confident she will continue to push the standard and drive high-quality care for the benefit of our patients.”

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