ENA Media Relations
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.
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.