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New nursing leader joins Ogallala hospital

Aileen Chandler  

OGALLALA, NE (May 9, 2014) – Ogallala Community Hospital has named Aileen Chandler, RN, MSN, MBA, the hospital’s new chief nursing officer.

Chandler became interim chief nursing officer earlier this year and has accepted the position on a permanent basis. Originally from England, Chandler has worked for Banner Health for nine years, most of those years in leadership roles. Prior to accepting the CNO role, she was the nursing director for Medical/Surgical Services and Dialysis.

“We are very excited to have Aileen join our leadership team here at Ogallala Community Hospital,” said Sharon Lind, Ogallala’s chief executive officer. “We are confident that she possesses the clinical expertise and leadership experience that will be required as we navigate the future of health care within a rural environment. She understands how to leverage the benefits and resources within Banner to advance our patient care practices in our community hospital. We look forward to the future and are fortunate to have her here.”

Chandler earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in English and a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from Arizona State University. She received her master of science in nursing and master of business administration from the University of Phoenix. She has worked as a nurse for more than 17 years with the majority of her work in critical care nursing.

She is the mother of six children and has many grandchildren living across the country.

About Ogallala Community Hospital
Ogallala Community Hospital is part of Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health care systems with 24 hospitals in seven states. OCH offers services including Emergency care, inpatient services, infusion therapy, medical imaging, orthopedics, surgery and women’s services.

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