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Crossing Rivers Health names new Chief Nursing Officer

Hospital news | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Contact: Crossing Rivers Communications

Crossing Rivers Health is pleased to announce that Jenny Pritchett, RN, BSN, MPH, MBA, CIC, has joined their Senior Leadership Team as Chief Nursing Officer. Her experience includes 21 years as a nursing professional in both the public and private sectors, including being a long-time employee of Crossing River Health/Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. She has outstanding knowledge and leadership skills that position her to lead the delivery of patient care and nursing operations at Crossing Rivers Health.

Pritchett has both a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Public Health. She earned certification as a Black Belt in Lean/Six Sigma and is nationally Board Certified in Infection Control. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and American Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Pi Phi Chapter.

Jenny Pritchett began her career at PdC Memorial as an Associate Degree Nurse. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Viterbo University and both of her Master’s degrees from Benedictine University in Illinois. She most recently served as Crossing Rivers Health’s Quality Improvement Coordinator, and is currently acting as the Interim Clinic Nurse Manager for the Center for Specialty Care. Her work experience includes serving as the Health Officer and Director of the Iowa County Health Department in Dodgeville, and Director of Quality Management for Southwest Health in Platteville.

“Jenny is an excellent example of the growth and development opportunity we promote at Crossing Rivers Health,” commented Bill Sexton, Chief Executive Officer at Crossing Rivers Health. “She has extensive experience in clinical management, process improvement and quality. She also has experience in public health and will be a valuable resource as we continue our mission toward wellness,” said Sexton.

“I am honored and humbled to be a part of the exceptional team at Crossing Rivers Health. “The organization is a known leader in providing a culture of patient-centered, high quality care with a focus on service excellence, and I am excited to have this opportunity to lead nursing practice and make a positive impact for the area communities we serve,” commented Pritchett.

Pritchett resides in Bloomington with her husband, Len, and four children. In her free time, she enjoys camping, car collecting, and volunteering in her church and community. She is an active member of the West Grant Lioness Club and Kids in Crisis Program of Southwest Wisconsin.