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New CEO to Lead Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

August 26 2011

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - The Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center Board of Directors has named Kim Moore as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, hospital officials announced today. 
kim_moore1Moore will assume her new leadership position on Monday, September 12. A 30 year health care leader, Moore has a strong background in healthcare quality, patient care and hospital administration. She began her career with Saint Elizabeth as a nurse in the critical care unit in 1978, and served in a variety of positions within the medical center including Nurse Manager, Director, Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer and, most recently, as the Chief Operating Officer.
"Kim has a strong history with Saint Elizabeth and has dedicated her career to providing outstanding medical care for people in the Lincoln area. I am pleased about the experience and passion for excellence that she brings to her new leadership role. Specifically, Kim has a proven ability to develop high-quality health care services and a strong health care team," said Rick Lange, Saint Elizabeth Board Chairman. "I would like to thank the physicians and community leaders who served on the CEO selection committee for their time and diligence in reviewing the candidates.”
Bob Lanik, who has served as the CEO at Saint Elizabeth since 1984, announced in April that he would be transitioning to new duties as the CEO for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) in Nebraska which includes: Saint Elizabeth, Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, St. Mary’s Community Hospital in Nebraska City, The Physician Network, Health Connect at Home, Nebraska Heart Institute and Nebraska Heart Hospital, which formally joined the organization on July 29. Collectively, these entities employ nearly 7,000 individuals across Nebraska.
Lanik said, “Kim has been a tremendous leader for our organization. It was under her guidance that our organization has been recognized as a Magnet hospital since 2004. Under her leadership, we also achieved Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification in Advance Primary Stroke, High Risk Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care. Saint Elizabeth is the first hospital in the nation to achieve both High Risk OB and NICU certification. Under Kim’s leadership, we also became a Bariatric Center of Excellence.”
“Kim’s commitment to improving the quality of care for our patients and the quality of the work environment for our staff is evident in our Magnet Designation, the highest recognition available in nursing,” Lanik said.
Moore recently received one of just 21 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows for 2011 out of 138 applicants from across the nation. Moore joins a select group of nurse executives from across the country chosen to participate in this world-class, three-year leadership development program designed to enhance nurse leader’s effectiveness in improving the United States health care system.
“Saint Elizabeth has always been recognized for our outstanding culture and patient care environment. I have always loved being part of Saint Elizabeth, and I am excited to have the opportunity to continue Bob’s legacy of leadership as we move into the future,” said Moore.
Moore is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. She is a member and past president of the Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders and a member of the board of directors for the Heartland Healthcare Executive Group, CIMRO Quality Improvement Organization of Nebraska, Nebraska Surgical Center and the Dialysis Center of Lincoln. Moore is also an adjunct clinical associate for the University of Nebraska College of Nursing.
She has been a national leader within CHI on projects such as the development of a Patient Family Advisory Council within all 73 CHI hospitals across the nation. She also serves on the national Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Clinical Leadership and Nurse Executive Councils. 
Moore was born in York, Nebraska, and has lived in Nebraska for her entire life other than a year in which she worked in Texas after graduation from college. She earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Clarkson College, a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from Nebraska Wesleyan University and her Nursing diploma from Bryan School of Nursing.
Kim and her husband, Jerry, have been married for 33 years. Jerry is a small business owner of Paradise Water Company. They have one son, Tyler, who is pursuing a PhD in molecular biology at UNL and a daughter-in-law, Rachel, who is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in education from UNL.
About Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
Founded more than 120 years ago, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center is a full-service, 260-bed nonprofit regional medical center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Saint Elizabeth has been selected as a Top 100 Hospital® in the nation by Thomson Reuters five times and has been recognized as a Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing since 2004. Saint Elizabeth is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colo. Saint Elizabeth is guided by its core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence to devote funding and resources to programs and services that benefit their patients as well as the health of the greater community. 
Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; 2 community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.

In fiscal year 2010, CHI provided almost $590 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With annual revenues of approximately $9 billion, CHI is the nation's third-largest Catholic healthcare system.