From Illinois Business Journal news services
HIGHLAND – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Highland today announced the appointment of Carrie Erlinger as interim chief nursing officer effective Jan. 18.
She moves up to take the role of Beth Govero, who is becoming interim president and CEO with the planned move by current president and CEO Peggy Sebastian to HSHS St. Elizabeth’s in Belleville.
Erlinger (left) is the director of quality at St. Joseph’s. She has been with Hospital Sisters Health System and St. Joseph’s Hospital for almost seven years in various roles as a nurse, including in the operating room, as a quality analyst, evidence-based medicine coordinator, and most recently director of quality, risk and patient safety. Before earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Erlinger completed courses in information technology and worked as a system analyst for five years.
Erlinger completed the LEAN Performance Improvement Change Leader training, received her certification as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
“Providing the best care possible to our patients takes the work of our whole team,” said Erlinger. “I am happy to be able to serve in this interim role, and know that it is the work of our colleagues and physicians together that ultimately make us successful.”
Erlinger will serve in the interim role while HSHS and the St. Joseph’s Board of Directors’ Search Advisory Committee conduct a search for a permanent president and CEO.