— MERRIAM, Kan. – Raimonda Shelton, RN, BSN, MBA-HM, has been named Chief Nursing Officer for the Mid-America Region of AdventHealth. She will oversee nursing directly for AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, the 504-bed hospital in Merriam, Kansas, and support nursing leaders at AdventHealth Durand in Wisconsin and AdventHealth Ottawa and AdventHealth South Overland Park in Kansas.
As Chief Nursing Officer of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, Shelton will be responsible for overseeing all nursing operations, including evidence-based nursing practice, education, patient safety, clinical quality and Magnet re-certifications. AdventHealth employs more than 800 nurses in the Mid-America Region.
Shelton began her career at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission as a Clinical Associate and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing. She then worked as a Registered Nurse in AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s Birth Center, where nearly 5,000 babies are born each year. She became Manager of the Mother/Baby Unit in 2012, Administrative Director of Women’s Services in 2018 and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer in 2020.
“Raimonda has been an exceptional leader at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission for the past 20 years,” said AdventHealth Shawnee Mission President Michael Knecht. “We are excited for her new role as Chief Nursing Officer and look forward to seeing her have a wide impact on nursing within our organization.”
Shelton recently completed her Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
“I began my nursing career here at AdventHealth, and I look forward to the opportunity to help other nurses grow and further their own professional development,” said Shelton. “I am honored to lead nurses at AdventHealth, who are core to the exceptional care we provide and who change lives every day in their interactions with patients and families.”