TMC President and Chief Executive Officer Charlie Shields announced effective February 2 that TMC Lakewood Interim Chief Operating Officer and Associate Chief Nursing Officer Amy Peters, RN, BSN, MBA, (pictured top) will serve as TMC Chief Nursing Officer. Shields also announced Lynette Wheeler, RN, MSN, FAAMA, FACCA, FABC (pictured bottom), who has served as TMC Chief Nursing Officer since 2011, will become TMC Lakewood Chief Operating Officer.
“Amy and Lynette are both proven leaders. I am excited about the additional responsibility each will take on in their new leadership positions,” Shields said. “Our patients and our community will benefit from their knowledge, their leadership and most important their passion to help TMC continue to fill its role as Kansas City’s essential hospital.”
Amy Peters, began her nursing career at TMC Hospital Hill in 1994. She served in a variety of nursing and nurse management roles during her tenure. In 2008, Amy moved to TMC Lakewood and assumed the role of Associate Chief Nursing Officer – Lakewood. In 2013, when Shields was promoted to Chief Executive Officer, Peters was named TMC Lakewood Interim Chief Operating Officer.
“I have been with TMC for more than 20 years and my passion has always been for nursing and the essential role that TMC fills in our community and I am privileged to lead TMC Nursing,” Peters said. “I have enjoyed every challenge in my years with TMC and I look forward to the opportunity to work with our more than 1,300 nurses and our dedication to excellence in patient care.”
Lynette 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. Prior to coming to TMC in 2011 as Chief Nursing Officer, she served as Vice President of Cardiopulmonary Vascular Services at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo. Lynette is currently working toward a doctorate in nursing.
“I look forward to this new challenge of leading TMC Lakewood during a time of healthcare reform in which people will be looking for the highest-quality, lowest cost healthcare they can get close to where they live,” said Wheeler. “My goal will be to expand upon our dedication and commitment to provide the services the Eastern Jackson County community needs and wants.”