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Kate Mohr named executive director of The Children’s Hospital at Providence

Former nurse executive now leads Alaska’s only children’s hospital 

ANCHORAGE, AK – Kate Mohr, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, has accepted the role of executive director for The Children’s Hospital at Providence and Women’s Services. Kate’s background spans 30 years in nursing and nursing leadership positions. She most recently served as assistant chief nurse executive for Women’s and Children’s Services at Providence Alaska Medical Center starting in 2010.
Kate’s appointment to this new role comes as The Children’s Hospital at Providence is launching its new Maternity Center, starting with a new Mother-Baby Unit this month. The multi-year project will expand and modernize the Maternity Center while continuing to provide the highest level maternity care available in Alaska.
“During Kate’s tenure at Providence, she has rapidly become valued as a trusted leader,” said Richard Mandsager, MD, chief executive of Providence Alaska Medical Center. “Kate has successfully collaborated with physicians, nurses and other children’s hospital stakeholders to support the high-quality patient care Providence is known for.”
Prior to joining Providence, Kate worked at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Va., where she served as nursing director for the women’s/children’s and radiology areas. During Kate’s tenure, Virginia Commonwealth received Magnet status and women’s services received a Center of Excellence designation from National Institutes of Health. She led major unit renovations both at Virginia Commonwealth and at Duke University Medical Center, where she served as nurse manager for its birthing center. 
Kate holds a master’s of science in nursing administration from Duke University. She is also a graduate of the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute. Her bachelor of science in nursing is from the College of New Rochelle.
About The Children’s Hospital at Providence
Located within Providence Alaska Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital at Providence functions as a hospital within a hospital. The Children’s Hospital is known for its outstanding Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Maternity Center. The 100-bed inpatient facility offers family-centered care in every area of pediatric medicine and on-site clinics, including neurological development, urology, endocrinology, orthopedics, genetics, cystic fibrosis, a subspecialty clinic and a center for special needs.
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