Congratulations to NCP’s Colleen Smith Appointment to the Connecticut Hospital Board of Trustees

The 2011 Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, calls for nurses to fill leadership positions—on boards and in other key positions. To this end, NCP is very proud to announce that our partner Colleen Smith, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been appointed by the CHA Executive Committee to the CHA Board of Trustees.

The American Hospital Association’s Center identified the following requirements for individuals to successfully serve on a health care board:

  • Knowledge and skills—in the areas of health care delivery and performance, business and finance, and human resources.
  • Personal capabilities—in the areas of achievement orientation, collaboration, community orientation, innovative thinking, organizational awareness, strategic orientation and team leadership.

The CHA Board recognized that Colleen met these requirements as the former Vice President for Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer for Middlesex Hospital for over 16 years, with exemplary leadership at Middlesex Hospital, along with ongoing work in healthcare, considerable past engagement with CHA, and her selection as a recipient of CHA’s T. Stewart Hamilton Distinguished Service Award.  CHA established the T. Stewart Hamilton Award in honor of Dr. Hamilton for his personal integrity, dedication, and significant career accomplishments in the healthcare field. Executive director and president of Hartford Hospital for more than 20 years, Dr. Hamilton was chief elected officer of both CHA and the American Hospital Association.