HCA Healthcare Capital Division promotes chief nurse executive
Erin Keister has been with HCA division for 10 years
Richmond-based HCA Healthcare Capital Division announced Tuesday it had promoted Erin Keister as the new division chief nurse executive, effective Feb. 21.
“Erin is a strong and empowering leader in the nursing field,” HCA Healthcare Capital Division President Tim McManus said in a statement. “During the pandemic, when health care has been challenged in ways never before experienced and nurses are being particularly impacted, Erin has demonstrated the ability to recruit and retain high quality nurses while maintaining the highest care standards for our patients.”
Keister will establish the strategic direction for nursing operations and care for the division’s 19 hospitals across four states: Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky and New Hampshire.
She has served in various roles in her 10 years with the division, including as chief nurse officer at Chippenham Hospital in Chesterfield County and at John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell. At Chippenham, Keister led the effort to improve nursing recruitment and retention by creating relationships with nursing academic programs to expanding the use of nurse externs and clinical rotations.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Radford University and a master’s degree in nursing from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke.
Keister serves as a commissioner of nursing policy and practice for the Virginia Nurses Association and is an advisory board member for nursing programs at ECPI University, John Tyler Community College and South University.