January 13, 2017
WICHITA – Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER has named Wesley Healthcare’s market director of nursing excellence, Beth Eagleton, to serve as its new associate chief nursing officer.
“We are very excited to announce Beth as the new associate chief nursing officer at Wesley Woodlawn,” said Tripp Owings, Wesley Woodlawn CEO. “She has been serving in the role on an interim basis for the past several months and did such an exceptional job that I knew she was the right person for the position.”
In this role, Eagleton will continue her hospital service excellence efforts by creating and maintaining an environment in which nurses are able to perform their jobs effectively, as well as ensuring that patient services are in compliance with nursing care standards as well as state and federal regulations. She also will assist in the development of nursing policies and procedures and assist the chief nursing officer with nurse recruitment, retention, training and quality assurance.
Eagleton began her career with Wesley in the late 1980s, serving for 18 years in a variety of roles from teaching at the Wesley School of Nursing to HCA Midwest case management division director. She then went on to work for several healthcare organizations as a chief nursing officer. Eagleton came back to Wesley in 2012 to serve as its director of advanced clinicals and was promoted to its market director of nursing excellence in 2014.
“I am very excited to begin a new chapter in my nursing career with Wesley Healthcare,” Eagleton said. “The hospital has been home to me for much of my career and has blessed me with so many opportunities to grow and develop as a professional leader in the healthcare field.”
Eagleton graduated from Wichita State University with a master’s degree in nursing and received her PhD in adult and continuing education from Kansas State University.