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Community Hospital South names emergency department director

For release on April 07, 2011

Indianapolis, IN---Sarah Knisely-King, R.N., has been named director of the emergency department at Community Hospital South, effective March 21. She succeeds Linda Herrmann, R.N., NE-BC, director of the hospital’s ICU and PCU, who has held this position in an interim capacity since March 2010.

Knisely-King has more than 10 years of experience in an emergency department setting, including a previous leadership role at Community Hospital South. She returns to Community after serving as interim nurse manager and assistant director of emergency care at SarasotaMemorialHospital in Sarasota, Fla.

“We are pleased to welcome Sarah back to the Community family,” said Kerry Sawin, R.N., MBA, NE-BC, vice president of nursing at Community South. “She has a solid background in management and leadership and a strong commitment to quality outcomes and patient satisfaction that will effectively lead our emergency department team in providing exceptional care.”

Knisely-King has associate's and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from PurdueUniversity, and she is currently pursuing a master of science in nursing and master of business administration degree at LewisUniversity in Romeoville, Ill. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and is an instructor on Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

About Community Hospital South
Community Hospital South is an acute care hospital located at 1402 East County Line Road. With a vast array of surgical capabilities, maternity care, emergency room services and cardiovascular care, Community Hospital South provides an exceptional patient and family experience for the residents of southern Marion and JohnsonCounties. Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in access to innovative and compassionate healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, in convenient health pavilions and doctor’s offices, in the workplace, at schools, in the home and online. As a nonprofit health system with multiple affiliates throughout Indiana, Community’s wide continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, full-service hospitals, surgery centers, physician practices, home care services, walk-in care centers and employer health services. To put the needs and the convenience of patients first, Community pioneers advanced treatments and world-class health information technologies, with a focus on exceptional care, simply delivered. For more information about Community Health Network or to find a physician, call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com.


Courtney Jones, Media Relations
Courtney Jones
Media Relations