Wesley Healthcare August 24, 2017

WICHITA – Wesley Healthcare has named Judith Messer, RN, MSN, a nursing executive with more 17 years of leadership experience, as its new chief nursing officer.

Messer, who grew up in the Kansas City area, is currently chief nursing officer at Medical City Alliance (HCA) in Fort Worth, Texas, and also is responsible for operations at that hospital. There, she also served as chief staffing officer and patient experience officer.

“Judi has a tremendous nursing background, and she is known for her passion around quality outcomes, patient experience and building a positive nursing culture,” said Bill Voloch, president and CEO of Wesley Healthcare. “I’m very excited about her commitment to build upon the strong culture we have within the hospital and the nursing teams.”

In addition to her roles at Medical City Alliance, Messer has held several other hospital leadership positions, including chief nursing officer at Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton, Texas, associate chief nursing officer, executive development program and chief staffing officer at Medical Center of Lewisville in Lewisville, Texas, and the director of women’s services at Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving, Texas. 

“I was so impressed by the culture of Wesley during my visit to the hospital,” Messer said. “It was clear during my time at Wesley that the entire organization was engaged and committed to the care and improvement of human life.  I look forward to being a part of that culture.”

Messer earned both her Master of Science in nursing administration and Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. She also was a recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Award in 2008.

Active in the community throughout her career, Messer has worked with March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen, Salvation Army and serves as a board member of the Texas Women’s University Professional Advisory Council.  She and her husband, Jason, have six children.

Messer will begin her new position with Wesley in October.

For more information about Wesley Medical Center and its services, 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 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 Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, Wesley Children’s Hospital and multiple WesleyCare clinics. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.