ENA Promotes Kathy Szumanski to Chief Nursing Officer

Susan Rajkovich
ENA Media Relations

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Emergency Nurses Association Promotes Kathy Szumanski to Chief Nursing Officer


DES PLAINES, Ill., November 25, 2013 – The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) announced the appointment of Kathy Szumanski, MSN, RN, NE-BC, as the organization’s Chief Nursing Officer. Szumanski has served as ENA’s Director, Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention since 2010.


Before joining the ENA, Szumanski served in many key hospital leadership roles, including Director of Clinical Excellence and Nursing Professional Development for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She has leadership experience in the areas of education, research, regulatory compliance, quality and risk analysis. She holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago.


“Kathy’s strong clinical, leadership and association experience will be of great value in her new role and we’re excited about her contributions,” said 2013 ENA President, JoAnn Lazarus, MSN, RN, CEN.

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About the Emergency Nurses Association:

ENA, which has more than 40,000 members worldwide, is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA develops and disseminates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and public entities regarding emergency nurses and their practice. Additional information is available at ENA's Web site, www.ena.org.​