• New Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Vice President of Clinical Support Services for Bassett Medical Center

    Bassett Medical Center

    June 26, 2018

    Donna Anderson, RN, MSN, CENP, has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Vice President of Clinical Support Services for Bassett Medical Center effective July 1, 2018. Anderson has been serving as CNO in an interim capacity since March of this year.

    Anderson has been with Bassett for over two decades in various leadership roles. For the past four years, prior to taking the interim CNO position, she was senior director of care management and successfully developed and led the Bassett Healthcare Network Care Management Program. In addition, Donna was senior director of Nursing for three years for Bassett Medical Center.

    Anderson earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Mississippi and Masters in Healthcare Administration from the State University of New York. She holds nursing certifications in Critical Care and Executive Nurse Practice, and is a Green Belt in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology. She has been a registered nurse for 35 years. Anderson has also led several organizational initiatives related to readmission reduction, reduction in length of stay, improving discharge planning practices, and interdisciplinary team roles and practices.  She has been the co-chair of the Society of Hospital Medicine Marquis Collaborative - Medication Reconciliation project for Bassett Medical Center. Anderson has spent the past three years learning and leading the work around discharge planning and transitions of care. This Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services priority is a top focus of Bassett, as it is for health systems across the country.