Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Beaven as its new Chief Nursing Officer. Her appointment will be effective on June 2, 2014.
Since 2003, Beaven has served as the Vice President of Nursing Services at Baptist Health in Madisonville, Kentucky. She has been with the system since 1987, serving in a variety of roles. During her time at Baptist Health, she was involved with numerous quality improvement initiatives, as well as developing a shared leadership nursing model.
“I am very excited to join the talented Saint Thomas Health team,” said Beaven. “I look forward to using my skills and expertise in order to help Saint Thomas Rutherford continue providing exceptional patient care.”
Beaven earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Murray State University, and continued on to receive her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Evansville. At the moment, she is continuing her education even further by working toward a second Master’s degree in nursing with a specialization in Leadership and Management.
“I’m happy we are attracting someone with the experience and passion for excellence that Stacey possesses,” said Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital CEO, Gordon B. Ferguson.
Beaven is a Kentucky native who, in addition to her work with Baptist Health, has been very active in the community through organizations such as United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the Hopkins County March of Dimes Walk.