Enid, OK – Stan Tatum, CEO of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Rachelle Burleson, DNP, APRN-CNS, as the new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. In her new position, Burleson will be responsible for providing the administrative direction of all hospital nursing personnel and ensuring the delivery of quality, compassionate care to the hospital’s patients.
Burleson received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Nursing. She received her doctorate of nursing practice from Vanderbilt University. Burleson most recently served as assistant professor of nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma, in Edmond, Okla. She previously held positions at Northwestern Oklahoma State University as adjunct faculty clinical instructor and also served as critical care nurse manager at St. Mary’s.
Burleson is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, lota Chapter, Vanderbilt University; Oklahoma Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association; Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association; American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Rachelle assumes this position after former Chief Nursing Officer, Doug Coffey, was selected to serve as CNO for Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, Texas.
“We are excited to have Rachelle lead nursing services at St. Mary’s,” says Tatum. “Having lived and worked in northwest Oklahoma, she is knowledgeable about the challenges that rural hospitals face and shares St. Mary’s passion for providing quality patient care.”