November 11, 2020
West Hills, Calif. – West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, is welcoming Kelli Wray to its team as chief nursing officer (CNO). Effective Nov. 9, 2020, Wray will be responsible for leading the nursing team and collaborating with hospital administration to promote excellence in patient care and facilitate a positive work environment.
Prior to joining the West Hills Hospital team, Wray served as assistant chief nursing officer and interim CNO for Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. At Southern Hills Hospital – which, like West Hills Hospital, is an HCA Healthcare facility – Wray led several initiatives to improve quality, patient safety and the patient experience.
Prior to her time at Southern Hills Hospital, Wray spent 10 years in the United States Air Force, serving as a medical crew director and flight nurse as well as an inspection and compliance officer. Wray has also held progressive clinical and leadership positions as a trauma and ER nurse, director of quality and risk, and director of medical-surgical and telemetry. Additionally, she has served as an advanced practice nurse for wound care, palliative care and hospice care.
Wray holds a doctorate in nursing practice from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science in nursing, with a focus on adult gerontology primary care, from the University of Cincinnati.
“Kelli is an energetic, servant leader with a real heart for patients and her team,” said Mark Miller, the hospital’s president and CEO. “I know she will help us take tremendous strides in continuing to improve our culture to take even better care of each other and our patients.”