Michele Diedrich has been named as chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care for Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock.
Diedrich comes to BHMC-Little Rock after serving as the chief nursing officer at Integris Baptist Medical Center, a magnet recognized, 629-bed, level 3 Trauma Center in Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and her Master of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She also received her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Administrative Focus from Oklahoma City University.
“Michele is a compassionate leader whose broad spectrum of clinical expertise and sound financial management ensure quality patient care,” said Greg Crain, administrator and senior vice president of BHMC-Little Rock. “With more than 10 years of delivering effective leadership and breakthrough initiatives at acute-care hospitals, Michele is a big picture thinker and decisive leader known for reaching across department lines to forge alliances to advance organizational goals.”
Michele is married and has two grown children.