Conroe, TX — HCA affiliated Conroe Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, Matt Davis, announced that Kelli Nations, MHA, RN has been named the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC). Nations comes to CRMC from HCA affiliated Ocala Regional Medical Center where she served as the Interim Chief Nursing Officer.

Before joining Ocala Regional Medical Center, Nations held various healthcare leadership roles with HCA including Chief Nursing Officer for Bayshore Medical Center, Chief Nursing Officer at Mainland Medical Center, Cardiovascular Service Line Director at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center as well as RN in the Cardiovascular Recovery Area and the Medical Intensive Care Unit.

Nations earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman’s University. Nations served as the walk business chair for the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) and also served as the event and messaging chair for the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheons.

“Kelli brings a proven track record of nursing excellence with consistent improvement in nursing engagement, patient satisfaction and quality outcomes,” said Matt Davis, CRMC CEO. “I am very excited to have her join our team and we’re expecting great things in 2015.”

“I am grateful for this opportunity to serve as a healthcare leader in the Conroe community,” Nations said. “There is a lot of exciting work ahead as CRMC continues to provide quality care and I couldn’t ask for a better team of leaders, physicians, and employees to assist in contributing to the continued success and excellent patient care CRMC is renowned.”

Nations and her husband John are the proud parents of a daughter, Abigail.

About Conroe Regional Medical Center

Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a tertiary acute care hospital that has been serving the community for more than 75 years. It provides a 24-hour Trauma III emergency care center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac care services, women’s center, daVinci robotic surgery, neurosciences, pediatric care, rehabilitation therapy, sleep center, radiology, hyperbaric medicine, diagnostic/imaging services, wound care facility and has a Satellite Imaging Center – Lake Area Imaging in Montgomery. CRMC is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, has an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, Top Performer on Joint Commission Key Quality Measures Award 2011-2013, Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Award, Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award, TMF Award of Excellence in Quality, an American College of Radiology Award, full Accreditation for Quality and Excellence in MRI, Texas Ten Step Designation, and Pathway to Excellence Designation for nursing care. For more information on Conroe Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, please call 936-539-1111 or go to www.conroeregional.com.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.  For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.