WICHITA –Wesley Healthcare has named Karla Mowdy its new director of advanced clinicals. Serving as the interim director since July, Mowdy will continue to oversee and educate providers on Wesley’s health records system, including quality review of electronic data as it relates to enhancing patient quality and safety.
“Karla will work together with Wesley’s quality department where she will continue her efforts improve physician and nursing processes, as well as quality and patient satisfaction,” said Brett Hartkopp, Wesley Healthcare’s director of quality and infection prevention.
Mowdy began her nursing career at Wesley in 2002 as a staff nurse on the orthopedic/neurology/trauma unit. She then worked at West Wichita Family Medicine from 2004 to 2011 before returning to Wesley as a staff nurse. She became a master trainer for advanced clinicals in 2013 and was selected to implement Wesley’s computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system, transitioning the hospital from paper to electronic health records.
“I’m really looking forward to all the new and exciting things I am going to learn in this new role,” said Mowdy. “I truly think I can help make an impact in patient safety and provider satisfaction. I have never been busier and I love this opportunity that I have been given.”
Mowdy graduated from Dodge City Community College with an associate’s degree in nursing. She graduates with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in May and plans to start her master’s degree in nursing studies this summer.
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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 6,000 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 and soon, Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, multiple WesleyCare clinics and is currently building the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital – Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.