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February 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 8

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THIELK NAMED WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CHIEF NURSING OFFICER

February 13, 2020 - Colleen Thielk, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, who has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, has been named the Chief Nursing Officer for Wellington Regional Medical Center (WRMC), it was announced today.
 
Thielk joins WRMC after serving as the Chief Nursing Officer for Palms of Pasadena in St. Petersburg, FL, for more than two years where she was instrumental in increasing patient experience scores for both inpatient and outpatient.   Prior to that position, Thielk was the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Brandon Regional Medical Center in Brandon, FL, from 2016 through 2017.  
 
“It is an honor to be named the Chief Nursing Officer for Wellington Regional,” Thielk said.  “Wellington Regional is known for providing excellent care and I have been very impressed with the nurses at the hospital.  I look forward to working with the entire nursing team to build on our strong clinical reputation of providing excellent care.” 
 
“We are thrilled to hire Colleen as our Chief Nursing Officer,” said Pam Tahan, CEO, Wellington Regional Medical Center.  “Her experience, background and dedication will not only benefit the hospital’s commitment to our patients, but will make our hospital a better place for our nurses to thrive.” 
 
Thielk earned both her MSN and MBA in 2009 from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Millikin University in Dectatur, IL. in 1998.    She is also a Certified Nursing Executive, earning that distinction in 2016.
 
Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Celebrating more than 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding community, the hospital offers a wide range of services, including comprehensive stroke care, comprehensive lung program, minimally invasive services, cardiac services, a birthing center and level III NICU, comprehensive women’s center, hepatobiliary surgical procedures, intraoperative radiation therapy, interventional procedures and a wellness and weight loss center. To learn more about the hospital, please visit www.wellingtonregional.
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