Grzywa named VP of Patient Care Services at St. Francis

CHI Health St. Francis recently named Kiley Grzywa, RN, MSN, NE-BC vice president of Patient Care Services beginning Feb. 6.

After more than 42 years of leadership, Beth Bartlett is retiring from the position.

Grzywa has been employed by St. Francis for 15 years, currently serving as the director of Emergency Services. Her leadership was instrumental in deploying the hospital’s Respiratory Care Unit during the community's initial COVID-19 surge.

Grzywa earned a bachelor of science in nursing and a master’s of nursing from Nebraska Methodist and was recently recognized with the 2021 Emergency Nurses Association Leadership Award.

"Kiley is an amazing example of what it means to be St. Francis proud. We have an outstanding management team prioritizing succession planning and leadership development. So I am very confident that Kiley will provide the leadership necessary to build upon the successes and culture at St. Francis. No doubt she will help us to continue to move forward and fulfill our mission to serve our community," said Ed Hannon, president, St. Francis.

More about Beth Bartlett: During Beth Bartlett’s leadership as vice president of Patient Care Services, St. Francis achieved Magnet* recognition for rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Just 523 U.S. health care organizations, out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals, have achieved this prestigious recognition.

More about the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program:

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure-to-rescue rates. To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that includes an electronic application, written patient care documentation, an on-site visit and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.