UTHSCT appoints new chief nursing officer

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has appointed Don Hunt, RN, as its new chief nursing officer.

Hunt comes to UTHSCT from Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., where he was assistant vice president of nursing.

At the 268-bed hospital in northern Arkansas, he oversaw operations of the emergency room, intensive care unit, operating room, post anesthesia care unit (PACU), cath lab, obstetrics department, and the employee health and wellness program.

Other positions he previously held at Baxter include emergency department director, occupational health and wellness coordinator, and relief charge and relief house supervisor.

Hunt has 20 years of experience in supervising nurses and other medical staff.

He is certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and pre-hospital trauma life support. In addition, he is trauma nursing core course certified.

He received his bachelor’s of science in nursing from Western Carolina University in Cullowee, N.C., and is currently working on a master’s of science in nursing from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark.

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