BERLIN — Matthew Choate was recently named chief nursing officer for the University of Vermont Health Network — Central Vermont Medical Center. Choate had served as interim CNO since December 2016.
Choate cited recognition for nurses, fiscal management and staff engagement as priorities.
“I look forward to bringing an increased business focus to nursing, educating our staff and developing our nursing leadership team, and using data in combination with empowered nursing leaders to make the best decisions about how we deliver nursing care in our organization,” he said.
Choate earned his Master’s of Business Administration, with dual specialization in finance and health care management from Northeastern University, in Boston. He holds degrees in nursing and biochemistry from the University of Vermont.
Prior to serving as CVMC’s interim CNO, Choate served as the hospital’s director of emergency and critical care services. Earlier, he was director of emergency services, trauma and transport at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford.
“Matt has brought many new skills to the CNO position, including a sharp business mind and an understanding of data analytics,” said Judy Tartaglia, CVMC president and chief executive officer.