St. John Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Pam Kiser, MS, RN, CPHQ as chief nursing executive and vice president of nursing. Kiser, a 25-year healthcare veteran, will oversee St. John Medical Center’s overall nursing service, as well as its daily operations. She will also provide management oversight for St. John Medical Center’s surgical and dialysis programs.
Kiser joined St. John Medical Center in 2001 as a nursing project specialist. She held this position until 2008, when she was named St. John Medical Center’s director of nursing practice. During her time in this role, Kiser served as St. John’s Magnet program director and led efforts resulting in the medical center’s 2010 recognition as northeastern Oklahoma’s first Magnet®-designated facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Prior to joining St. John Medical Center, Kiser served at the national level as a consultant to the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation and the American Nurses Association. Locally, she held positions with the Long Term Care Authority of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University Health Training Center and Margaret Hudson Program. Kiser was the principle investigator for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant through Tulsa Public Schools for HIV/AIDS education.
Kiser holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tulsa, and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma.
Kiser currently serves as the Tulsa director of the Oklahoma Organization of Nurse Executives, and as a committee member of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing Education and Practice Advisory. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Oklahoma Nurses Association, and the National Organization of Healthcare Quality.
Kiser previously served as a founding board member for Clarehouse, a living space program providing round-the-clock practical care and access to hospice services for the terminally ill. She also served as a member of the Tulsa Area United Way community investments steering committee.
About St. John Medical Center
Founded in 1926 by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, St. John Medical Center is nationally recognized for its cardiovascular, orthopedic, palliative, and stroke care. St. John is also a regional leader in neurosurgery, oncology, surgical services, bariatrics, radiology, fitness/wellness, urology and women's health. St. John Medical Center is also the only Magnet® designated facility in northeastern Oklahoma, recognized for nursing excellence by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.