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3/2/16news article

chief nursing officer recognized as Wright State University Outstanding Alumni

congratulations to Jayne Gmeiner!

jayne GmeinerEach year the Wright State University Alumni Association coordinates the Outstanding Alumni Awards, allowing each college or school at the university to recognize former students who have gone on to make exceptional contributions to their professional fields while giving back to their communities.

Jayne Gmeiner, MS, RN, NEA-BC, was selected as an Outstanding Alum for 2016.  She will also be profiled in the College of Nursing and Health magazine.

here is what was read about her at the event:

Jayne Gmeiner holds a master’s of science in nursing administration and a bachelor’s of science in nursing, both from Wright State University. She is taking nursing care to new heights, through her leadership, vision and skill.

She is the vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer at Dayton Children’s Hospital.   Because she considers it a privilege to care for our future generations, she aims to make every experience a child and family have at the hospital the best it can possibly be, with the most comprehensive and compassionate care close to home.  She is responsible for strategic planning and financial management of the Magnet®-recognized nursing division as well as supervising all inpatient units, surgery services, the emergency department and Children’s Home Care of Dayton.

In her 35-year career, she held a number of leadership roles at Premier Health System and Miami Valley Hospital, including director of professional practice and director of nursing excellence.  She led Miami Valley Hospital to Magnet® designation, the highest honor for nursing excellence, three times.  She also spearheaded efforts to reduce Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACS) by 40 percent, two years in a row.

Jayne’s evidence-based research has been published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, Heart and Lung and the Journal of Health Administration.  She helped craft innovative solutions in addressing Ohio’s health challenges as a member of the Ohio Action Coalition, led by the Ohio League for Nursing and the Ohio Hospital Association. She also serves as the president of WSU College of Nursing Alumni Association, past president of the Dayton Ohio Organization for Nursing Executives and a member of the American Organization of Nursing Executives.

here’s what she had to say about Wright State:

“Wright State provides a priceless service to the Dayton community, by providing nursing graduates who care for all of us – from the beginning of life to the end.  You will find WSU CONH graduates in all of the roles described above at the local hospitals, home care agencies, Dayton VA, Hospice and our partners in healthcare insurance companies.  The founding Dean of Wright State had a mission to broaden the profession of nursing beyond the acute phase of health care in the hospital setting.  Many of my mentors have been WSU nursing graduates and they have served as strong colleagues along my career.  The bond you establish in this profession is stronger than any I have witnessed.  The WSU CONH graduates are making a difference each and every moment they practice and continue to lead the Dayton region towards excellence in nursing practice and nursing innovation in partnership with many disciplines.”

For more information, contact: 
Stacy Porter 
Public relations manager 
Phone: 937-641-3666 

Jayne Gmeiner MS, RN, NEA-BC

vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer
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