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Deborah Hansen Named Chief Nurse Executive at Providence Alaska Medical Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Dec. 30, 2009

Hansen responsible for all nursing practice, joins medical center's executive team

ANCHORAGE, AK - Deborah Hansen, RN, MS, NE-BC, has been named chief nurse executive at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Deb joined PAMC in January 2008 as director of Performance Improvement & Accreditation and has served as interim chief nurse executive since September. As chief nurse executive, Hansen is responsible for all nursing practice at PAMC and is a member of the medical center's executive team.

"Deb brings a diversity of experience to her new position, from clinical practice to performance improvement," said Dr. Richard Mandsager, chief executive of Providence Alaska Medical Center. "Deb has a passion for nursing, demonstrated expertise in performance improvement, and a commitment to care that is centered on our patients and their families."

Prior to joining Providence, Hansen served for nearly 20 years with Alaska Native Medical Center in both staff and management roles, including seven years as director of the maternal child health program. Her professional experience has included clinical practice in maternal child health, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, adult critical care, and orthopedics.

Hansen earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Duke University in North Carolina. She received a master of science in nursing with an emphasis in health care administration from University of Alaska Anchorage. Hansen is also a board certified nurse executive.

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