Kate Adams Emerson Joins WCHCS as CNO

(Corydon, September 27, 2017)

Kate Emerson, BSN, RN

County Hospital and Clinic System (WCHCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate (Adams) Emerson, BSN, RN, to the position of Chief Nursing Officer. Kate will assume her positon on October 9, 2017, and will serve on the Senior Leadership Team. CEO, Daren Relph, commented, “Kate brings more than 14 years of experience to the role and is exceptionally qualified for this critical position. We are delighted to have her join us.”

She has held management positions leading and directing clinical staff, and has an excellent record of accomplishment and outstanding performance. She is a strong patient advocate, has a collaborative leadership style and brings high performance standards to this position.

Since January 2017, Kate has served as the Director of Nursing at Decatur County Hospital in Leon, IA. Her responsibilities included leading and directing the Med/Surg and ER clinical staff with daily operations, budgeting, training and development and ensuring best practices.

Kate spent the majority of her nursing career, 2007- 2016, in Arizona and brings ten years of Med/Surg ICU critical care experience including orthopedic and cardiac/cath lab care plus, experience caring for post anesthesia surgical patients. She has also worked as a traveling nurse.

Kate is a graduate of Seymour Community High School and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa in 2003. Kate and her family returned to Iowa last year to raise their children back home in Iowa.