Northwest Medical Center's Cindy Nichols Honored with LifePoint "CNO of the Year" Award
Winfield, Ala. (January 31, 2012) – Northwest Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Cindy Nichols was honored recently with LifePoint Hospitals’ CNO of the Year award. The award, presented annually to one of LifePoint’s nearly 50 hospital CNOs, celebrates leadership and operational excellence in 2011.
“Cindy’s leadership is the driving force behind significant and continuous quality improvement at Northwest. She has been a part of the hospital’s team since 2000, and has grown through the years to exemplify the clinically focused, fiscally responsible nursing officer essential to quality outcomes and successful operations,” said LifePoint Hospitals Division CNO Anne Challis, who presented the award. “It is truly my pleasure to honor Cindy through this important award.”
“I am pleased for Cindy as this is a great honor for her. Likewise, I am pleased for our organization. Cindy exemplifies the skills and attributes that we desire for all of our employees. She is driven by a strong desire to do what is best for our patients and our community. Cindy’s leadership is the driving force behind significant and continuous quality improvement at Northwest Medical Center.” said Northwest Medical Center CEO Chuck Spann. “Our goal is to be the place patients choose to come for treatment. Cindy’s leadership has helped further our goal by improving patient service and satisfaction. Northwest Medical Center is the top performer in our division in patient satisfaction with a 97th percentile ranking. Cindy continues to strive for excellence everyday on behalf of our patients. As CEO, I could ask for nothing more. I am very proud of Cindy, her accomplishments at Northwest and the respect she has earned within our company.”