Overland Park Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—today announced that Nan Whalen, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Whalen is an accomplished nurse and leader with an innate passion for excellence and has served in various capacities for more than 25 years, including most recently as Chief Nursing Officer at Menorah Medical Center, also part of HCA Midwest Health. Whalen assumed her new position on October 8, 2018.

Whalen’s dedicated efforts have earned her a reputation as a collaborative and effective healthcare professional and servant leader. As an accomplished nursing executive in quality, patient and physician satisfaction and employee engagement, Whalen has spent her career fostering excellence in nursing. She has an unyielding passion for delivering compassionate patient care and mentoring others who aspire to grow in their career, driving employees to achieve their goals and partnering with leadership and physicians to remove obstacles and barriers while providing a voice for nursing at the leadership table.

“I am truly moved by the passion the staff at Overland Park Regional Medical Center has for patients and am impressed with the organization’s culture,” Whalen says.  “I look forward to continuing the good work the leadership team has started and feel strongly about the importance of providing staff with tools and resources for success and opportunities to learn and grow. I was blessed to have wonderful mentors in my career and in return hold a burning desire to learn from nursing leadership what they are passionate about and what drives them to collaborate and achieve success.”

Whalen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Master of Science in Nursing/Leadership Management from Webster University in Kansas City, Missouri.

For more information about Overland Park Regional Medical Center and its comprehensive services, visit Overland Park Regional Medical Center's website.