DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Names Chief Nursing Officer

Mar 4, 2021

DETROIT — DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan is pleased to announce Kelley Kostich, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC has accepted the role as Chief Nursing Officer at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Kelley KostichKostich joins DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. with more than a decade of nursing leadership experience including her most recent role as Administrative Director of Nursing Operations. She assumes this new role as Chief Nursing Officer effective Monday, April 5, 2021.

Kostich is an experienced nurse leader dedicated to advancing the practice of nursing by engaging interdisciplinary stakeholders in strategies to improve patient safety and quality, employee engagement, patient experience, clinical growth and development. Most recently at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Kostich played in key role in achieving Magnet® Designation, improving rates for all hospital acquired conditions better than benchmark and earning 100% patient experience scores in inpatient and outpatient settings.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kelley Kostich to our DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan family,” said Kathy Donovan, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CEO Children’s Hospital of Michigan. “Kelley brings a breadth of pediatric experience combined with a deep commitment to nursing clinical excellence. Her expertise, passion and leadership will continue to strengthen our evidence based nursing practice, and advance our nationally recognized pediatric care.”

Kostich earned a Ph.D. in Nursing from University of Missouri in Kansas City, Mo., a master’s degree in Health Care and Nursing Administration from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. She’s affiliated with the American Association of Nurse Executives and the American Nurses Association.

“I am honored to serve as the Chief Nursing Officer at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, “ said Kelley Kostich, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC, “Helping children and our community is both a personal and professional passion of mine. I am excited to join a team that is committed to excellence in pediatric healthcare and supporting the community.”

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