SPRINGFIELD, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 6, 2016--
Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK), the global
leader in critical communications, today announced the appointment
of industry veteran Nat’e Guyton as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO),
effective July 6, 2016. In her new role, Guyton will be responsible for
effectively representing nursing communications needs in a clinical
setting to drive enhancement of Spok’s critical communications software
solutions. She will also work with nurses at healthcare facilities
globally in order to share best practices and implement programs for
improved patient care and satisfaction.
“Spok is a dynamic organization committed to attracting and nurturing
the very best talent,” said Vincent D. Kelly, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Spok Holdings, Inc. “Nat’e brings over 15 years of
healthcare experience to the position. She will play a vital role in
executing our long-term strategy to achieve significant growth in all
markets, by being a trusted partner with CNOs and nursing professionals
worldwide. She has an impressive track record of success in delivering
effective clinical consultations as well as utilizing strong management
skills and critical thinking to lead clinical product teams.”
Guyton began her career with nursing positions at Mercy Fitzgerald
Hospital in Darby, Pa., and at Temple University Hospital. She served as
Senior Director of Nursing Operations at St. Francis Hospital in
Wilmington, Del., and as SVP, Chief Nurse Officer at Mercy Suburban
Hospital in Norristown, Pa. More recently, she was Chief Nurse Officer
and then Chief Clinical Informatics Officer at Trinity Health System.
She brings extensive experience in clinical and operational leadership
in healthcare, along with a strong background in quality management and
excellence in patient care.
“I am excited to join the Spok team and to take advantage of the
tremendous opportunities to help clinicians and patients,” said Guyton.
“Response time is a critical factor in patient care. Most CNOs are
looking to improve the efficiency of nursing workflows and address
patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction. Spok can help with those
challenges. With Spok, the patient experience is really the focus, and I
am pleased to be with a company that understands those needs.”
Guyton received both a BSN and an MSN in Nursing from Widener University
in Upland, Pa., and a Doctorate in Management from the University of
Phoenix. She is licensed in both Pennsylvania and Delaware and certified
by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as Nurse Executive Advanced
and by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society as a
Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.
She is a member of the American Nursing Informatics Association, the
American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American Organization
of Nurse Executives.
Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:
SPOK), headquartered in Springfield, Va., is proud to be the global
leader in critical communications for healthcare, government, public
safety, and other industries. We deliver smart, reliable solutions to
help protect the health, well-being, and safety of people around the
globe. Our customers send over 100 million messages each month through
their Spok® solutions, and they rely on Spok for workflow improvement,
secure texting, paging services, contact center optimization, and public
safety response. When communications matter, Spok delivers.
Spok is a trademark of Spok Holdings, Inc.
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