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Community Health Network VP of Patient Services and East Region Chief Nurse Executive honored as ‘Health Care Hero’

For release on February 28, 2018

Indianapolis—Community Health Network Vice President of Patient Services and East region Chief Nurse Executive Paige Dooley was honored as a 2018 Indianapolis Business Journal Health Care Hero.

Paige Dooley, IBJ Health Care Hero 2018The award was presented at a ceremony at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis Wednesday.

According to the IBJ website, “The Health Care Hero Awards recognize individuals and/or organizations in the central Indiana health care industry who are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.”

Dooley was honored in the ‘non-physician’ category which salutes an individual from nursing or other health fields whose work is considered exemplary.  Dooley was chosen among three finalists in that category, who were nominated by patients and peers.

As part of her nomination, Community Physician Network president John Kunzer, MD, MMM wrote, “When you see Paige Dooley’s service and care, it is a gentle reminder and a great inspiration that one can always do more to deliver the ‘human touch’ so needed in healthcare.”

Dooley joined Community in 1985, and has held a variety of nursing positions.  In her current position as VP of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive for Community Hospital East, she is responsible for all aspects of operations including quality, safety, service, finance, growth and leading and managing people.

Paige is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at University if Indianapolis. She received an Associate of Science in Nursing from University of Indianapolis ‘85, a Bachelor of Science-Nursing from Ball State University ‘92, MBA from Falls School of Business, Anderson University ’01, and MSN from Anderson University in ’06. She is ANCC board certified as a Nurse Executive, and certified by HFMA in Health Care Finance. Paige serves as an appraiser for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is on the Advisory Board for Anderson University’s MBA-MSN program. Memberships include Indiana State Nurses Association (ISNA), American Nurses Association (ANA), Central Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives (CIONE), American Organization of Nurse executives, American College of Health care Executives, and Sigma Theta Tau.

About Community Health Network
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital in 1956. Now with more than 13,000 caregivers and 200 sites of care, Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets Community Health Network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information about Community Health Network, please visit eCommunity.com.

Kris Kirschner, Director Corporate Communications, Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner
Director, Corporate Communications