WICHITA – Wesley Heathcare has named Georgette Calma its new associate chief nursing officer of Wesley Medical Center’s Women’s Services and Wesley Children’s Hospital.
“We are very excited to announce Georgette as the new associate chief nursing officer of these important services,” said Judi Murphy, Wesley Healthcare chief nursing officer. “Her previous leadership experience and nursing background are going to be tremendous assets to Wesley.”
In this role, Calma will lead 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 and 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.
Calma began her nursing career in lactation services at Georgetown Hospital in Georgetown, Texas, and then joined HCA’s North Texas Division hospital system. She continued working in lactation and family education services at Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving, Texas, and Medical Center of Lewisville in Lewisville, Texas, until 2012 when she joined Medical City Denton as their director of women’s services. She led the redesignation of the Magnet Accreditation and led the preceptor and RN internship programs at Denton before serving as Medical City Heathcare’s market director of education – women’s, infant’s and pediatrics service line.
“I’m very excited to be joining the staff of such a well-regarded and growing health delivery system at Wesley,” Calma said. “It’s an amazing opportunity, and I’m impressed with its constant efforts to push the benchmark higher and higher in quality care and service.”
Calma graduated from Concordia University in Austin, Texas, with a bachelor of arts in business management. She received her associate of science in nursing from El Centro College in Dallas, Texas, and her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Calma completed a masters of science in nursing leadership at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona last year.
She and her husband, Chris, have a son and two daughters.
For more information about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.
Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute-care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 5,800 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER, Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER and Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.