Nursing Leadership

Meet Our Nursing Leaders

Karen Keaney, MPAH, RN, ACHCE, Chief Nursing Officer
Karen Keaney, MPAH, RN, ACHCE, Chief Nursing Officer

The nursing team at Winchester Hospital is a vital component of the larger, multi-professional care delivery team and is firmly committed to our nursing vision: To provide exemplary nursing care within a Professional Practice Model.

Karen Keaney, MPAH, RN, ACHCE, Chief Nursing Officer, is passionate about creating a safe environment to both give and receive care and ensuring the provision of high-quality care with a focus on our patients’ experience.

“It is a privilege to lead the department of nursing as we continually build upon a framework for success and evolve beyond the worldwide challenges which ensued over the past few years,” notes Karen. “I am continually inspired by our Winchester nursing teams who demonstrate unparalleled commitment to each other, and to those we serve.”

Our model of professional practice and governance is grounded in our department mission, vision and values. The core of our practice model is founded on a collaborative approach, with our values and relationships with each other and our patients at the center.

Our Nursing Leadership Team

  • Patricia Barry-Godino: Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Surgical Services
  • Cheryl Bauer: Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Maternal Child Services
  • Kathleen Beyerman: Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Nursing Staff Development
  • Jennifer Hill: Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Emergency Services
  • Brandon LaRoche: Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Inpatient Services
  • MaryBeth Strauss: Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Quality/Patient Safety
  • Mary Tuminelli: Director of Care Transitions

Interested in joining our team? Search for jobs and apply here.

Our Nursing Councils

Shared governance is a key component of Nursing at Winchester Hospital. Our nurses serve on various councils, where they study and evaluate issues related to nursing practice to enrich and enhance the excellent patient care that they provide our patients every day.

  • Nursing Practice Improvement Council
  • Nursing Research Council
  • Professional Nurse Development Council
  • Wound Management Council
  • Unit-based Nursing Councils
  • Patient Care Leadership Council
  • Nurse Coordinating Council
  • Nurse Executive Council
  • Nursing Informatics Council

Professional Practice Model

The Nursing Professional Practice Model is a cornerstone of nursing care at Winchester Hospital. Our vision is to provide exemplary nursing care within a professional practice environment.

To learn more about the Professional Practice Model and Growth through Caring, visit our Professional Nursing Model page.

Experienced Nurses, National Activities

Over the years, our nurses have participated in statewide and national nursing roles. They are well educated and highly experienced. Many of our nurses have been with us for years, and often decades. The average tenure is more than 10 years — a testament to their satisfaction with the professional practice environment of Winchester Hospital.

We take great pride in the expertise and commitment of the nurses at Winchester Hospital. The impressive list of national professional memberships held by our nurses, and the various professional presentations they have developed demonstrate their skill and expertise.

These are just a few of the professional nursing organizations our nurses are involved in:

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Organization for Nurse Leaders
  • Association for Women’s Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Oncology Nurses Society