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Critical Access Regional Hospital
Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Client Challenge

A history of weak nursing leadership coupled with a state investigation of a complaint against a surgeon contributed to broad-based tension and the need for seasoned leadership. The situation required an immediate and thorough review of the surgery area, followed by a focused set of recommendations and a decisive plan of action.

Core Values Required

Expertise; Teamwork; Accountability; Decisiveness; Quality

The crucial core values required for this assignment represent a balancing act between analysis and decisiveness. The interim CNO will need demonstrate an ability to assess, direct, and manage with authority all within a spirit of teamwork. A high level of Expertise coupled with a certain degree of self-assurance will enable the leader to quickly establish credibility among physicians and staff.

Our Solution

Experienced Resources matched the client and their interim requirements to a 20+ year nursing leader who was well-prepared and eager to tackle a challenging set of problems.
Assignment length: 6 months


The interim CNO used her experience in managing similar type situations and wisely tapped into under-utilized talent within the organization to create a sense of empowerment while driving the immediate change needed. Through the course of this assignment, a host of internal problems were addressed including a positive shift in the culture, accountability being restored, and the nursing department stabilized. These accomplishments captured the attention of the hospital board and in the final stage of the assignment, a strong permanent CNO was put in place with the help of the interim leader.