HCA Midwest Health Names Katie Bruels as Chief Nursing Executive

HCA Midwest Health chief nursing executive, Katie Bruels, DNP, RN. Photo credit: HCA Midwest Health.

Posted June 25, 2024

HCA Midwest Health has appointed Katie Bruels as the new chief nursing executive for the healthcare provider.

According to a release published Tuesday, Bruels has been active in her new role effective June 17. Bruels, most recently served as chief operating officer at Menorah Medical Center after she joined Menorah Medical Center as chief nursing officer in 2019.

“Empowering others to innovate, share their voices and advocate for a care-first culture are key aspects of our new Nurse Forward strategy, which will help further advance the patient-centered approach delivered by our excellent and motivated nursing teams,” Bruels said in the release.

Before joining HCA Midwest Health, Bruels was an assistant chief nursing officer and vice president for Adult Patient Care Services at Medical City Healthcare in Dallas—HCA’s North Texas Division.

She served HCA’s Far West Division as associate chief nursing officer and director of the clinical decision unit for Mountainview Hospital, as well as clinical director of patient services and manager of adult emergency department and trauma for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Bruels earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Presentation College in South Dakota, her MSN from Grand Canyon University in Arizona and her DNP with a focus in organizational leadership from Graceland University in Independence.