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Ena Williams named YNHH chief nursing officer

Ena Williams, MBA, RN, has been appointed senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Yale New Haven Hospital, after serving as interim CNO since April 2017.

As CNO, she has indirect oversight for all nursing practice at YNHH and direct oversight for Surgical, Musculoskeletal, Neuroscience, and the Nursing Resource Operations Center, with a special focus on safety and quality, the patient experience, human resources and integration and alignment of the nursing strategic plan.

Williams joined YNHH in 1992 as a staff nurse in Perioperative Services and has held a number of leadership positions during her YNHH career, including nursing director of Perioperative Services and vice president and associate CNO.

She earned her BS in health studies and management from Charter Oak State College; BSN from Western Governors University; MS in science management from Albertus Magnus College; MBA from Albertus Magnus; and is completing her PhD in leadership and organizational change from Walden University. She is also board-certified in executive nursing practice.

A regionally and nationally recognized nursing leader, Williams is involved in numerous community organizations.