February 26, 2010

Two named to Children’s Hospital nursing leadership roles

Two named to Children’s Hospital nursing leadership roles

Two new nursing leaders have joined the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Suz Kaprich, R.N., M.H.A., has been appointed director of Nursing for Children's Ambulatory Services, and Kathy Moss, R.N., M.S.N., MBA, has been named director of Nursing and Clinical Support Services.

Kaprich's newly created post oversees nursing operations and quality at pediatric outpatient clinics in the Children's Hospital Doctors' Office Tower and other off-site locations.

Suz Kaprich, R.N., M.H.A.

Suz Kaprich, R.N., M.H.A.

Kaprich reports to Margaret Head, M.S.N., R.N., chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for Vanderbilt Medical Group, and Chris Lee, associate director for Children's Ambulatory Services.

“I am excited to have a clinical leader,” Lee said. “We've been working for a year to get Suz here, and I look forward to all the wonderful attributes she brings.”

Kaprich comes from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she served as nurse manager in the pediatric specialty clinics, pediatric graphics lab and pediatric cardiac catheterization lab.

“Suz brings experience managing pediatric clinics,” Head said. “Plus, she comes from an academic environment. She's a unique match.”

Kaprich will work with administrators and managers in the clinics, oversee nursing practice and staffing and ensure that the clinics meet standards of care.

Moss is responsible for nursing quality, the float pool, special projects, wound and ostomy care nursing and evidence-based nursing practice.

Kathy Moss, R.N., M.S.N., MBA

Kathy Moss, R.N., M.S.N., MBA

Moss reports to Donna Williams, R.N., M.S.N., interim chief nursing officer at Children's Hospital.

Moss previously served as a managing director in consulting services at Eclipsys in Atlanta.

From 2005 to 2007 she was a project manager in the Informatics Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“Kathy is a great asset to the team because of her varied background both here at Vanderbilt and externally,” Williams said. “She has a unique skill set and will be very helpful for us going forward.”