Suzanne Garcia, R.N., is Coffey Health System’s new Chief Nursing Officer.
“Time and again, Suzanne has proven herself to be an exceptional leader,” said CHS Chief Executive Officer Joben Rieth. “Her deep knowledge of the nursing field and her calm demeanor make her an excellent fit for the Chief Nursing Officer position.”
Garcia brings two decades of nursing experience and has risen steadily in leadership positions since joining CHS in 2018 as a med/surg and obstetrics nurse. Suzanne ended 2013 in dual roles as Director of Nursing at Coffey County Hospital and Operator at The Meadows, a role that she will continue to hold.
She previously served as Hospice Case Manager at Newman Regional Hospital. She spent fifteen years at Holiday Resort in Emporia, advancing from resident care to Director of Nursing.
Garcia is also a Certified Nurse Aide Instructor and Certified Medication Aide for the State of Kansas. She’s held this certification and taught classes for ten years.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Tabor College in 2016.