Decatur County Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Cathy Wichman, MSN, RN as the new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Cathy began her education at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus where she received her Associate of Science in Nursing Degree in 2008. She later attended the University of Southern Indiana for her Bachelors in Nursing, as well as her Masters of Science in Nursing Management and Leadership.

Recently, Cathy served as the Emergency Department Director for Schneck Medical Center where she led the development of the trauma program and led emergency services to nationally recognized levels of care. She also serves Indiana University as an Adjunct Nursing Professor.   Cathy brings many years of healthcare leadership experience to her new role, having a background in medical-surgical nursing and pediatric care. She is certified by the Indiana Hospital Association Management Institute, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.  Cathy is highly involved in professional organizations including currently serving as board president for the Southeastern Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives.

President and CEO Rex McKinney stated, “We are excited to have Cathy join our executive team at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.  Her passion for providing great care, experience in nursing leadership and the ability to improve clinical processes will have an immediate impact on the care our team provides our community.  As a nursing leader, Cathy has demonstrated a record of producing exceptional outcomes related to clinical quality and patient experience.”

“I’m thrilled to join the nursing and executive team at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.  Nursing care at DCMH has an extraordinary reputation that I am excited to become a part of.  I have a passion for ensuring all patients receive exceptional care and I look forward to serving the Decatur County region,” stated Cathy.

Cathy grew up in the Greensburg area and has close family in the community.  She and her husband, Brian, have four adult children and currently reside in the region.

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