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Exceptional and highly-respected clinicianClarian North names Damita Williams Chief Nursing Officer

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Clarian North Medical Center has named Damita Williams, RN, MSN, MA, CPN, NE-BC, its Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services. In this role, Williams will be responsible for the leadership of all nursing and patient care services.

These include adult medical, adult surgical, progressive care, intensive care units, maternity services, women’s services, coordinated breast center, diabetes management, adult and pediatric emergency services, cardiac catheterization lab, short stay unit, the Resource Center and Riley Hospital North.

Williams possesses more than 25 years of nursing experience in pediatrics and has served Clarian North Medical Center since 2005. She joined Clarian North as the Director of Riley Hospital North and Resource Center, and since September 2009, has served Clarian North as the Interim Chief Nursing Officer.

Prior to joining Clarian North, Williams served as clinical manager of the unit for pediatric general, orthopedic and genitourinary surgery patients, gastrointestinal patients, and multi-visceral transplant patients at Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indianapolis.

“Damita is an exceptional and highly-respected clinician,” said Jonathan R. Goble, president and CEO of Clarian North. “Given the expertise and passion she brings to the table, I look forward to working with her in this new role.”

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Ball State University, Williams began her nursing career as a staff nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit and the cardiac catheterization lab at Riley Hospital for Children. She later attended the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind. where she earned her Master of Science in nursing administration.

Williams recently completed her Master of Arts in advanced leadership studies at Indiana Wesleyan University and is currently working on her Doctor of Education in organizational leadership there. In addition, she served as an adjunct faculty instructor at Indiana Wesleyan University in Indianapolis where she taught courses in the RN to BSN program from 2007 to 2009.

Williams is affiliated with the Indiana State Board of Nursing Licensure and is a member of the Society of Pediatric Nursing. In 2007, she was recognized by the Indianapolis Star as a Salute to Nursing award nominee and is an expert reviewer for the Pediatric Nursing Journal. She is a board member of the Caregivers Home Health Agency and the El Beulah Senior Living Center.

Williams serves as a deaconess at the Abundant Life Church in Indianapolis and is a member of the Carmel Rotary Club. Damita and her husband John are the parents of Nicholas, 19, Chezni, 16, Tyhee, 13, Olivia, 8, and Kennedi, 2.

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