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Lynette Wheeler

Chief Nursing Officer

As Chief Nursing Officer, Lynette Wheeler is responsible for all aspects of nursing service programs, standards of nursing practice including competencies and compliance with all applicable accrediting and regulatory requirements regarding inpatient, ambulatory and specialty programs.

Wheeler has more than 30 years of combined clinical and management experience. She began her career as a staff nurse in the Coronary Care Unit at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Most recently, she served as Vice President of CardioPulmonary Vascular Services at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo. In that role, she provided senior administrative leadership and coordination of the development of the Heartland Regional Medical Center CardioPulmonary Vascular Services Department. She was also instrumental in leading a performance improvement project that saved the health system $4.5 Million over three and half years in multiple practice areas.

Prior to her work with the Heartland, she worked as Division Director of Cardiovascular Services at the Prairie Heart Institute/St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill, and Director of Cardiology and Vascular Services for the Nebraska Health System in Omaha, Ne.

Wheeler received her R.N. Diploma from the Clarkson School of Nursing in 1976 and went on to earn her bachelor of science in nursing from Clarkson College and her master’s degree in nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1993. She is also a member of the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders, American Academy of Medical Administrators and the American College of Cardiology Administrators.


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