September 05, 2012

Toni Cotton joins WHMC as Chief Nursing Officer

West Houston Medical Center's (WHMC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Todd Caliva, announced that Toni Cotton, MS, BSN, has been promoted to the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) where she will be responsible for all inpatient nursing departments and will directly oversee the Quality Department. Cotton comes to West Houston Medical Center from HCA affiliated Kingwood Medical Center where she served as associate CNO.

“I am looking forward to joining the team at West Houston Medical Center,” Cotton said. “I hope to inspire those I work with and maintain the rich history of excellence for which West Houston Medical Center is renowned.”

“Toni brings a solid foundation of knowledge and energy to her position,” said Caliva. “West Houston Medical center will benefit from her experience in providing clinical and professional leadership.”

Cotton has more than ten years of clinical bedside nursing experience and fifteen years of Nursing Leadership experience. Over the course of her career, Toni has experienced progressive promotion within nursing leadership. During her tenure as associate CNO for HCA affiliated Kingwood Medical Center, her clinical responsibilities included administrative responsibilities for all inpatient medical surgical units, Emergency Department & Express Care, opening a new observation unit, patient satisfaction, start-up chaplain services, development of employee recognition program, and other hospital-wide process improvement projects.

Toni holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Science Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and American College of Healthcare Executives.

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