Emily M. Stevens, RN, Promoted as New Chief Nursing Officer at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center announced today that Emily Stevens, RN has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of the 74-bed facility.
Stevens, who has just under twenty years of healthcare experience, most recently served as the interim CNO and the director of the medical / surgical unit at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, in Palmer, Alaska. Stevens also worked in two Minnesota healthcare facilities: As a site coordinator for Women & Children, CentraCare, and as a charge nurse and flight nurse for St. Cloud Hospital. As an Alaska resident, Stevens was also the clinical manager in the pediatric unit at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage for eight years.
“Emily has done a superb job as the interim CNO and previously as the director of the med/surg unit,” said Chief Executive Officer, John Lee. “We congratulate Emily on her promotion and opportunity.”
Emily is a respected nurse leader and an inspiration to all of us. She sets a very high standard for her peers and our patients reap the benefits,” said Deborah Prator, Chairman of the Board.
Stevens received her Associate Degree in Nursing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She will soon earn her MSN and currently holds a BS in Nursing from University of Phoenix, in Phoenix, Arizona. Her accomplishments during her tenure as director at Mat-Su Regional include a visible increase in patient and staff satisfaction scores, successful design and deployment of quality improvement programs and a measurable adherence to the standards of care for pediatric patients.
“My mother worked at Valley Hospital as a housekeeper for twenty-five years and I attended school in the Borough until I was a High School Senior. It is exciting to share a personal knowledge of the history of medical care in the Mat-Su Borough,” said Stevens. Adding, “I am here today to do my best and I look forward to planning for the future.”
Stevens and her husband Lee reside in Palmer. They have three grown children, one of whom is on active military duty.