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TriStar StoneCrest names Ruth Willard as Chief Nursing Officer

June 16, 2014

TriStar StoneCrest names Ruth Willard as Chief Nursing Officer

SMYRNA, Tenn. (June 16, 2014) – Ruth Willard will assume the role of chief nursing officer for TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center effective June 23, 2014.

“Ruth brings a wealth of clinical knowledge and nursing leadership experience to TriStar StoneCrest,” said Lou Caputo, CEO of TriStar StoneCrest in Smyrna, Tenn. “I am confident that our entire staff and patients from our community will benefit tremendously from her vision for providing the right care, to every patient, every time they trust us with their healthcare needs.”

Willard joins TriStar StoneCrest from HCA’s LewisGale Medical Center, a 521-bed tertiary care center in Salem, Va., where she has served as associate chief nursing officer for the past two years. During that time, the hospital achieved Primary Stroke Certification by The Joint Commission, enhanced the patient care experience, expanded telemetry services, and pushed for nearly one-third of the hospital’s nurses to be certified through a clinical ladder program.

Her clinical experience includes emergency, critical care, medical-surgical and pediatric services. She also completed the HCA Chief Nursing Officer Development Program. 

Willard holds a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Nursing from McKendree University, a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice Executive Leadership from American Sentinel University.

Celebrating 10 years of serving the community, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is a 109-bed facility located in North Rutherford County, Tenn. The TriStar Health hospital offers a full array of acute care services, including emergency care, general surgery, cardiology, obstetrics, intensive care, physical medicine, outpatient diagnostic services and cancer care.  Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for three consecutive years, TriStar StoneCrest is a national leader in providing quality healthcare. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar StoneCrest Medical, call TriStar MedLine® at 615-342-1919 or visit and choose TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.  The hospital is located at 200 StoneCrest Boulevard, Smyrna, Tenn.