New Chief Nursing Officer at RMC

Ries, Heather_8x10Regional Medical Center (RMC) in Manchester is pleased to announce Heather Ries, MSN, RN-BC, as its new Chief Nursing Officer. Ries has been a member of the RMC team since 2011. In her role as Chief Nursing Officer and a member of the hospital’s Leadership Council, Ries will oversee several nursing and clinical departments and assist with executive strategies for the health system. Ries will recommend and implement changes that would improve delivery of services to our patients, meet organizational goals, and service area needs of the RMC’s Nursing Division.

“I was born here and raised on a farm east of Ryan. I am proud to serve the residents of Delaware County and the surrounding communities. Here at Regional Medical Center, our ultimate goal is to provide our patients with the highest quality of patient care, close to their home,” shares Heather Ries, MSN, RN-BC. “We value the patient and family as integral members of the healthcare team to provide the best experience possible within our system. I’m excited about this new opportunity and chapter of my professional career at Regional Medical Center.”

Ries is a graduate of West Delaware High School. She graduated from Mount Mercy University with her Bachelors in Science in Nursing in 2002. In 2005, she obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing from Clarke University. Ries is board certified in Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. She resides south of Greeley with her husband, Bill, and four children.

“Heather is a natural fit for this position as she has extensive knowledge in the nursing field and visionary qualities that will help us evolve our healthcare system here at Regional Medical Center,” shares Lon Butikofer, RN, PhD, Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to have her in the role of Chief Nursing Officer and know that she will help enhance the patient experience for generations to come.”

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