July 12, 2023
HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s healthcare leader, today announced that Nicole Carr, RN, MSN, DNP, has been appointed vice president of nursing operations. Carr fills the position recently vacated when Angel Monroy was named chief nursing officer at Menorah Medical Center.
Carr brings 20 years of healthcare experience to the HCA Midwest Health nursing team. Most recently she spent eight years in progressive leadership roles at a local children’s hospital where she served as director of nursing within perioperative services. Carr applied Lean methodology to create sustainable system-wide changes resulting in improved efficiencies, quality metrics, regulatory preparedness and fiscal responsibility. She also served as orthopedic surgical specialty team leader before advancing to assistant director, where she worked with surgeons and nurses to improve readiness and efficiency metrics, supply management, infection control, team collaboration and patient experience.
“I’m excited to add Nicole to our division nursing team as I know she will bring valuable insight to help us excel as we continue working with our facility teams to accomplish goals and enhance the exceptional care we provide our patients and community,” said Amber Boes, RN, MSN, division chief nursing executive, HCA Midwest Health. “Nicole’s passion for nursing, leadership development, and creating processes and structure to create a great nurse ecosystem for our staff is unmatched.”
"I am privileged and honored to achieve this role at HCA Midwest Health, and to have the tremendous opportunity to focus on my passion of high-quality, patient-centered excellence and a collaborative nursing environment," said Carr. "As vice president of nursing operations, I want to ensure HCA Midwest Health’s exceptional nursing teams throughout seven hospitals have the mentorship and leadership development they need to grow and succeed in their profession and the tools required to continue advancing nursing excellence and the patient experience.”
A passionate advocate for the visually impaired, Carr founded Blind Spot, a local nonprofit driving community engagement to support the blind and visually impaired. Her inspiration for establishing Blind Spot is her son, Mac, who was born blind.
Carr earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Master of Nursing from the University of Missouri and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Grand Canyon University. She is currently completing the American Organization for Nursing Leadership fellowship program.