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NMC Welcomes Dawn Kregel, DNP as Chief Nurse Executive

Northwestern Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dawn Kregel, DNP as the organization’s new Chief Nurse Executive (CNE).

Dawn started work at NMC in July as a consulting nurse executive, then as an Interim Chief Nursing Officer. Her engagement with NMC nursing staff and her focus on patient-centered, high-quality care made her a strong choice for a permanent CNE.

She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, a Master’s in Nursing Executive Leadership, a Bachelors in Nursing, and Bachelors in Marketing. Dawn has 20+ years at the executive level as a nurse leader.  She has led healthcare organizations to reach the 90th percentile in HCAHPS scores, to adopt best practices for patient-centered care and implemented evidence-based practices for reducing length of patient stays.

“Dawn has proven to be a valued partner on the NMC Senior Leadership team in her four months here,” said Interim Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Billings.