Justin Woodhouse II, COL AN, MBA, RN

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    Justin Woodhouse II

Army Nurse Personnel Proponent Officer

U.S. Army Medical Department

Fort Sam Houston, TX


Current serving as The Army Surgeon General’s Nurse Proponent Officer overseeing specific personnel analysis and providing input to the enterprise staffing and future nursing force structure projection models. Provides recommendations for optimal career cycle management of all Army Nurse Corps specialties. Previous position (2009-2011) as the Southern Regional Medical Command Nurse Executive, developed and implemented role, and served as the first Regional Nurse Executive responsible for Chief Nursing Officer’s at ten hospitals (900+ inpatient beds) and two clinics in an eight state region. Managed military, civilian, and contract nursing staff requirements totaling 2000 RNs, LVNs, and CNAs (63% civilian workforce). Oversight of an operational budget in excess of $75 million dollars. Responsible for the rollout, implementation and monitoring of the Patient Caring Touch System within the region. This system standardizes nursing practice across the enterprise to improve patient outcomes, decrease nursing practice variance, and increase employee productivity and job satisfaction. Provided oversight of nursing position validation, revision and contracting requirements for all regional hospitals/clinics. Prepared for these executive level positions by serving as Chief, Medical Surgical Nursing Services, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas (2008-2009) in a 450-bed health care facility that provides level-one trauma services. His previous position as Commander, 5th medical Recruiting Battalion focused on the human resources (procurement) side of health care. His experience as Chief, Army Nurse Professional Developmenet Branch (2004-2006) offered the opportunity to influence future nurse leaders in an education setting. He plans on utilizing this diverse set of experiences to operate at the CNO and COO level within a medium to large health care organization. He maintains an adjunct faculty role as an instructor in the Officer Basic Course, Captain's Career Course, Clinical Nurse Officer In-Charge Leader Course and Executive Nurse Leaders Course.