Linda Knodel, pictured, vice president and chief nursing officer of Mercy's Springfield, Missouri region, was named president-elect of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) for 2013, according to a spokesperson for Mercy, the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S.
Knodel, a registered nurse for nearly 40 years with a long list of credentials – MHA, MSN, CPHQ, NE-BC, FACHE – was selected by vote of AONE's more than 8,500 members. A Wharton nursing executive fellow, Knodel earned a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a master’s in nursing from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. She also recently published a book, Nurse to Nurse: Nursing Management.
Humbled to be part of a growing list of Mercy leaders influencing health care across the country, Knodel said, “Today, health care is extremely challenging. As leaders, we need to be fluid, adaptable and flexible. We need to anticipate what’s around the corner and be responsive. We need to be awake and aware and work hard to eliminate silos, because we as nurses have been given a gift, and that gift is to serve.”