Colleen Swartz, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

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    Colleen Swartz

Chief Nurse Executive

University of Kentucky HealthCare

Lexington, KY

Colleen H. Swartz, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC is Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) for UK HealthCare.


Ms. Swartz became CNE for UK HealthCare in December 2008.  Her prior experience includes Chief Nursing Officer at a regional community hospital, Director of Emergency and Trauma Services, flight nursing and as Director of the Capacity Command Center for UK HealthCare. 


Ms. Swartz holds a DNP degree, master’s degree in nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Trauma/Critical Care as well as an MBA.  She has completed the Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives.


The integration of production systems strategies to optimize the care delivery model is of primary interest and investigation. Research interests include study around clinical deterioration and early warning systems deployment in adult and pediatric populations.