New Chief Nursing Officer joins Ogallala Community Hospital
OGALLALA, Neb. (July 6, 2011) – Lori Schoenholz, RN, BSN, has been named the Chief Nursing Officer for Banner Health Ogallala Community Hospital.
Schoenholz comes to Ogallala Community Hospital with more than 23 years of experience in nurse leadership at both large and small health care organizations. She most recently worked as a nursing consultant with Quorum Health Resources and also served as a vice president of Nursing at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb.
Schoenholz’s background includes earning her registered nurse diploma at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital School of Nursing along with her Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing in St. Louis, Mo. She recently earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree in April 2011 from Walden University in Baltimore, Md. She is a current member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of the healthcare team at Ogallala Community Hospital. The people are warm and patient-focused at all levels and the facility is beautiful with state of the art equipment,” Schoenholz said. “To be a part of a health care system such as Banner Health that continually strives for excellence in patient care is an opportunity that I embrace. I plan to take an active lead in to make a difference for our patients, families and employees.”
A Nebraska native, Schoenholz is experienced in rural healthcare and its benefits and challenges. “Lori’s expertise in leading nurses is a tremendous asset to Ogallala Community Hospital,” says Chief Executive Officer, Bob Edwards, Jr. “Her recent consulting experience lends her to be an expert in observing, collecting data and making decisions for positive changes in nursing. She also possesses experience in patient experience from a nursing standpoint which will serve us greatly. We are ecstatic to have Lori as part of our team.”