WakeMed News Releases

May 6, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 6, 2011) – On June 13, WakeMed will welcome Cindy Alness Boily, RN, MSN, to the position of senior vice president and chief nursing officer (CNO).

Boily has significant experience as a CNO and hospital administrator, serving in this role for hospitals and health care systems large and small, for-profit and not-for-profit. She is well-versed in system operations and has exceptional clinical experience. Most recently, Boily served as chief nursing officer for Broward General Medical Center, a 716-bed Fort Lauderdale, Fla. hospital owned by one of the nation’s largest public healthcare systems. Broward General Medical Center is very similar to WakeMed in many ways in that it serves as the safety net hospital for its region and offers similar services.

In her role as CNO and administrator at Broward General, she had administrative responsibility for nursing as well as the hospital’s cancer program, primary stroke center, joint replacement center, epidemiology, respiratory services, Level I trauma services, the Lillian Wells Women’s Resource Center, and the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. Prior to this position, she served in various senior nursing roles for Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center and Gulf Coast Hospitals, initially owned by HCA and purchased by Lee Memorial Health System during her tenure. As CNO for WakeMed, Boily will oversee nursing for the entire WakeMed system.

Dr. Bill Atkinson, WakeMed president & CEO, comments, “Our open CNO position attracted a wide range of well-qualified candidates from around the country. Given the significance of nursing in health care, especially at WakeMed, decisions about nursing leadership are extremely important. After an extensive interview process with staff nurses, managers, directors, senior leaders and physicians, Cindy was our first choice. She has vast clinical and administrative experience in all areas of nursing, including significant work in complex settings such as open heart, intensive care, step-down, telemetry and medical/surgical, Level I trauma, emergency services, women’s and children’s services, ambulatory and surgical services, as well as behavioral health and much more.”

Boily replaces Mary Ann Wilcox, MS, RNC, as CNO. Wilcox was recently recruited to serve as CNO for Carolinas Medical Center and its 33 hospitals.

Boily’s education and experience demonstrates a lifelong engagement in and commitment to nursing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Minnesota State University at Mankato, Minn., a master’s degree in Nursing from Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla., and more than 28 years experience in the nursing field.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs. WakeMed’s team of 7,750 employees, 1,000 volunteers and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.

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