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Kristen Lawton, MSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

ROLE CONTRIBUTION

Kristen Lawton is a seasoned nursing professional with a proven track record of leadership and innovation in healthcare administration. With 25 years of experience in the field of nursing, she has dedicated her career to driving organizational excellence while fostering a culture of patient-centered care and empowering teams to reach their highest potential.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Throughout her career, she has held various leadership positions in healthcare organizations, including most recently Vice President of Nursing at Westchester Medical Center and Regional Nurse Executive at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital. In these roles, she has been responsible for strategic planning, operational management, and quality improvement, all while focusing on enhancing patient outcomes and the patient experience. In addition to her leadership roles, Kristen has extensive experience working in Magnet-accredited hospitals, known for their excellence in nursing and patient care. This background has equipped her with a deep understanding of the standards and practices that drive superior nursing performance and outcomes.

EDUCATION

Kristen received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix.

PERSONAL DRIVERS & PERSPECTIVE

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family. Kristen’s husband is retired New York City Fireman and a Senior Chief in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. She has two children, one in high school and the other in college. She loves staying active outdoors with her family, especially with her two dogs.

WHAT DOES EQUUM MEAN TO YOU?

As Chief Nursing Officer at Equum Medical, Kristen’s extensive experience and proven leadership will significantly contribute to the organization's mission. Her expertise aligns perfectly with Equum Medical's goals of enhancing patient outcomes and supporting healthcare teams. Kristen's leadership will help unlock the full potential of telehealth, improving both patient experiences and operational efficiency at Equum Medical.
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