November 7, 2019

Krause named to state health care modernization task force


by Christina Echegaray

Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed to serve on Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Health Care Modernization Task Force.

Kathie Krause, MSN, RN

The task force will host public discussions with the goal of providing options for consideration to address some of the state’s major health care issues.

“It is an honor to serve on this task force and share both my experience and recommendations for a healthier Tennessee. Throughout my career I have been a staunch advocate for patients and their families, regardless of the health care setting. I hope that my continued advocacy as a member of this group contributes to better access and services for all citizens in our state.”

Krause is one of 26 members of the bipartisan task force, which consists of Tennessee health care leaders and experts as well as state officials.

The group’s discussions will help drive the state’s consideration of immediate and long-term ideas to improve the lives of Tennesseans who lack access to quality health care they can afford through innovation, uniting market forces and addressing community-specific characteristics that contribute to health issues.

Krause, whose career has been dedicated to women and children’s health care, has been chief nursing officer at Children’s Hospital since 2015. She began her career at Vanderbilt in 1984, staying until 1991. Other career opportunities pulled her away from Vanderbilt for a time to Alabama and other parts of Tennessee, before she returned to fill the position as CNO of Children’s Hospital.