January 25, 2022
RICHMOND, VA (Jan. 25, 2022) – HCA Healthcare Capital Division has named Erin Keister RN, MSN as the division chief nurse executive, establishing the overall strategic direction for the practice of nursing and nursing operations, and the focus on quality care across the division’s 19 hospitals in four states (Virginia, New Hampshire, Indiana, and Kentucky).
Keister has worked for HCA Healthcare Capital Division for 10 years in various capacities including, chief nurse officer at Chippenham Hospital and also at John Randolph Medical Center. She also has an extensive background in overseeing healthcare quality, both in the hospital and division setting.
“Erin is a strong and empowering leader in the nursing field,” said Tim McManus, HCA Healthcare Capital Division president. “During the pandemic when healthcare has been challenged in ways never before experienced and nurses are being particularly impacted, Erin has demonstrated the ability to recruit and retain high quality nurses while maintaining the highest care standards for our patients. Her leadership will help improve patient care, strengthen our nursing programs, and attract top quality candidates to join our care teams.”
During her tenure at Chippenham, Keister led the effort to reduce nursing turnover and increase employee engagement. She was successful improving recruitment and retention of nurses through the challenging times of a pandemic by fostering impactful relationship with nursing academic programs, expanding the use of nurse externs and clinical rotations, in addition to building strong nursing leadership teams.
She earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Radford University and her master’s in nursing from Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She currently serves as a commissioner of nursing policy and practice for the Virginia Nurses Association. She is also active as an advisory board member for nursing programs at ECPI, John Tyler Community College, and South University.
She lives in Midlothian with her daughter Emma and son Chase. She will start the new role Feb. 21, 2022.
About HCA Healthcare Capital Division
Richmond-based HCA Healthcare Capital Division is one of 15 divisions within HCA Healthcare. We comprise 19 facilities, seven freestanding emergency rooms, and over 155 practices in four states: Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and New Hampshire.