Oak Park, IL ( July 24, 2006) - Karen Mayer, RN, MSN, CHE, has joined RUSH Oak Park Hospital as Vice President of Patient Care Services.
will be responsible for development and implementation of the hospital's plan for provision of nursing and ancillary care, formulating long range strategic objectives for patient care services, and setting performance expectations.
"One of the things I enjoy most about a nursing leadership role," Mayer says, "is being an advocate for nurses and the care team.
Ms. Mayer is the former senior director of patient care services at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare's Highland Park Hospital.
has past critical care or leadership affiliations at ENH-Evanston Hospital
, Resurrection Hospital
, Chicago, Loyola University Medical Center
, Maywood, and Appleton Memorial Hospital
, Appleton, Wisconsin.
Ms. Mayer received her nursing diploma from Bellin Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Green Bay, Wisconsin and an MSN in Nursing Administration from Aurora University.
She is currently obtaining an MHA through National Louis University.