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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing. She received the NEA chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, “Excellence in Nursing of the Critically Ill Patient” award in 1999 and 2001. She also served on the American Heart Association board from 2000-2003.

Shanda Guenther, RN, BSN, MSLE, CPPS, CPHQ Chief Quality Officer Northwest Health 609 W Maple Avenue Springdale, AR 72764 479-751-5711 www.northwest health.com Guenther is chief quality officer for Northwest Health, coming from a large physician practice where she was chief operating officer. Previously, Guenther had served Northwest Health as assistant CNO, chief quality officer and director of quality management and regulatory compliance. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing as well as a Master of Science in leadership and ethics, and she is a certified

professional in healthcare quality as well as a certified professional in patient safety. She also holds a Simpler Bronze certification. Guenther was the 2009 Employee of the Year at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital and the 2012 Non-Clinical Director of the Year for Northwest Health Springdale.

H Charles Hall Assistant Chief Executive Officer Northwest Medical Center – Springdale 609 W Maple Avenue Springdale, AR 72764 479-751-5711 www.northwesthealth Hall joined Northwest Health from College Station Medical Center where he served as ACNO. He also served as director of emergency services at Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Hall earned his Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) in 2002 from Washington State University

in Pullman, WA and his master’s in business administration in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. In addition to serving in several ED leadership positions in his career, Hall was a Commissioned Naval Officer and Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy from 1994 to 2010.

Maureen Halligan Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development CHI St. Vincent 2 St. Vincent Circle Little Rock, 72205 501-552-3000 chistvincent.com Halligan is the senior vice president, strategy and business development at CHI St. Vincent. She most recently served as vice president, strategic planning and business development, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Prior to that, Halligan served as vice president of strategic planning for the central Texas division of Baylor Scott & White Health for four years. She began her career at Genesys Health System in Grand

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