FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Colleen O’Brien Smith Joins
Nursing Consulting Partners, LLC
November 14, 2013 – Nursing Consulting Partners, LLC (NCP) is proud to announce that a new consultant, Colleen O’Brien Smith, MSN, RN, NEA-BC has joined their team. As CNO of Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut for 16 years, she led the organization to achieve its initial Magnet designation in 2001 followed by two successful redesignations in 2005 and 2010. From 2007-2012 she served ANCC as a Magnet Program Appraiser.
Colleen is a visionary nurse executive with a strong background in strategic planning, leadership development, and succession planning and has a solid background in all operational aspects of acute care including patient flow, care coordination and facility design. Her experience includes oversight for Homecare, Hospice, and Palliative Care, and Disease Management Programs. Given her emphasis on creating a supportive workplace and an empowering culture, Colleen is keenly focused on building smart interdisciplinary teams to accomplish organizational objectives. She is a perceptive, decisive leader committed to preserving quality patient care in an era of spiraling fiscal constraint.
Colleen Smith is a Wharton Nurse Fellow and holds certification in advanced nursing administration through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received both her BSN and MSN from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. In 2011 Colleen was awarded Connecticut Hospital Association’s Distinguished Service Award which recognizes individuals with extraordinary service to the healthcare field with significant contributions or achievements in governance, management or clinical services.
It is the strong belief in crucial, honest conversations and trusting relationships as a basis for patient safety that Colleen brings with her as she joins the NCP team. Colleen states, “I am excited for this opportunity to work with such a group of highly regarded nursing professionals. I am committed to helping organizations achieve their strategic and operational objectives while strengthening their practice environments.”
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