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Starr to be Honored as Nurse Leader

Starr to be Honored as Nurse Leader

FAIRBURY – Erin Starr RN, chief quality officer at Jefferson Community Health Center, will be honored on Sept. 18 as one of the “40 Under 40” Nebraska Nurse Leaders.

Starr graduated as an RN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln Campus, in 2002. She worked at Bryan Health while during college and after graduation. In 2003 she was hired as an RN working acute care at Jefferson Community Health Center. While at JCHC, in addition to being an acute care nurse she began working in patient safety and risk management in 2007. She was promoted to Chief Quality Officer in the fall of 2010. As a part of her duties as CQO, Starr supervises the areas of disease management, employee safety, infection prevention, laboratory, radiology and respiratory therapy.

She is currently past president and event coordinator for the Nebraska Association of Healthcare Quality Risk and Safety. She is a member of the National Association of Healthcare Quality and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management.

Starr and her husband, Jered, live in rural Fairbury and have two children, Samantha and Ben.

This is the 2nd annual reception honoring 40 nurse leaders under the age of 40. Honorees are all currently licensed RNs or LPNs who are 40 or younger. They were selected because of significant or unique contributions to leadership within the nursing profession and demonstrated leadership in community affairs, nursing professional organizations, and in growth and development of others in those areas. Honorees have positively promoted  the nursing profession in the community through volunteerism and outreach efforts, legislative work, and policy development.

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