April 25, 2017
WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center has named Wesley Healthcare’s float pool director, Angie Gutierrez, to serve as its new associate chief nursing officer.
“We are very excited to announce Angie as the new associate chief nursing officer at Wesley Medical Center,” said Joyce Soule, Wesley Healthcare chief nursing officer. “She has been instrumental in several key initiatives this past year, including the launch of our virtual sitter program and co-chair for the patient care performance improvement team. We look forward to all she will contribute in her new role.”
Gutierrez will continue to oversee Wesley’s float pool and will assume responsibility for adult inpatient care areas that include acute care, critical care, procedure room and CMU. 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.
Gutierrez began her nursing career at Via Christi Medical Center in the late 1990s serving as a float pool nurse and a cardiovascular interventional unit charge nurse. She then came to Wesley for a short time working as a house supervisor before joining the nursing team at the Veterans Administration. Gutierrez came back to Wesley in 2011 to work as its house supervisor and was promoted to float pool manager before being named float pool market director in 2014.
“I am very excited to begin a new chapter in my nursing career with Wesley Healthcare,” Gutierrez 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.”
Gutierrez graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is currently working on a master’s degree in healthcare leadership from Friends University.