Before joining the Buena Vista team Kristina worked at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center Chief Nursing Executive Officer. In her role, Kristina was responsible for planning and developing all nursing operations and functions with a collaborative, patient-centered-care focus. She has a strong reputation for clinical expertise and patient care, executive leadership skills and employee development, as well as for her experience in strategic planning and daily hospital operations.
Kristina previously served as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at John C. Lincoln Medical Center. She also previously served as Interim Vice President of Operations for John C. Lincoln where she oversaw clinical, ancillary and support services. Prior to joining John C. Lincoln she worked in Nursing Administration for St. Vincent Hospital and Health System (Ascension) in Indianapolis.
Kristina has a Doctor of Nursing practice from Old Dominion University, a master’s degree in nursing leadership and a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is also a member of several professional organizations, a certified Advanced Nurse Executive and Six Sigma Green Belt and holds several certifications from the FEMA National Incident Management System.