MetroHealth Chief Nursing Officer Melissa Kline Appointed to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Magnet Recognition
Melissa Kline, VP and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), has been appointed to the Commission on Magnet Recognition, a voluntary governing body that oversees the Magnet Recognition Program®. This program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The commission renders the final decision regarding the designation of the Magnet® credential, and provides a mechanism for the systematic review and evaluation of the strategic direction of the Magnet Recognition Program. She will be one of two CNOs and one of twelve on the Commission.
Kline’s work has helped in securing MetroHealth’s Magnet® designation for three consecutive reviews. In its most recent review in 2015, MetroHealth achieved Magnet redesignation with six exemplars under her leadership. In this role on the Commission, Kline will help make final decisions regarding other hospitals’ Magnet designation, and will oversee the appeals process for the program.
She began her career at MetroHealth in 1998 as a clinical nurse on the Progressive Cardiac Care Unit and then the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Prior to becoming VP and CNO in 2015, she served in many leadership capacities, including assistant nurse manager, nurse manager, director of Nurse Staffing Operations, director of Nursing Operations and Professional Development, and associate chief nursing officer.
Kline’s four-year term begins in January 2018.
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