Linda Hughlett, RNC, DNP, CNM is Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at Regional One Health. She is responsible for overseeing all of the health care system’s inpatient clinical areas and providing operational, clinical and financial leadership.
Linda is a nationally recognized nursing leader and board-certified professional with over 40 years of health care experience. She has a demonstrated track record of aligning organizational processes through an astute, logical methodology.
At Regional One Health, this has led to better staff retention and satisfaction, reduced length of stay and fewer harm events for patients, and enhanced organizational operations.
Linda earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice and her Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse-Midwifery at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
While with the Vanderbilt health system, she provided direct patient care as a Certified Nurse Midwife and served as Assistant Director of Clinical Practice for the Vanderbilt Nurse Midwives. During her tenure, she was honored nationally for several consecutive years for being in the top 10 percent for patient satisfaction.
Linda is active nationally as a nursing leader and educator. She was a national podium presenter at the American College of Nurse Midwives 2016 conference and was selected as a fellow in the GE Foundation’s Fellowship for Chief Nursing Officers.
Her primary goal as a nurse leader is to ensure nurses at Regional One Health are operating at the highest level possible and are equipped with the tools they need to provide premier patient care.