Making excellence possible.
As a young teenager, Kathy Wilde visited a relative in the hospital who was suffering from kidney disease. Instead of being frightened by the serious and sterile environment, Kathy was inspired by the caregivers who made such a difference for her family member. "I was very impacted by that experience," she said, and a few years later she chose nursing as a career. "I just wanted to make a difference," said Kathy about her decision. Kathy is still motivated by the same goal even though she no longer works at the bedside. As Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care, she leads a team of more than 3,000 professionals within the nursing and patient care functions at HCMC. Her job is to support her team in providing exceptional care without exception to every patient and family. "We excel because of our people."