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Kathy English

Kathy English



  • Over 40 years of experience in health care operations and nursing administration
  • More than fifteen years of experience as a health care consultant
  • Specializes in quality and organization improvement, systems design for patient safety
Ms. Kathy English brings demonstrated expertise in nursing and administrative leadership to her role as a consultant for Joint Commission International. In her current capacity as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer for Children's Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, Ms. English is responsible for planning, directing, and administering internal operations to ensure the realization of quality, cost-effective outcomes. She has consulted in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East.
Ms. English's consulting expertise includes operational assessment; patient safety assessment; medication management; environment of care; executive leadership and governing bodies; medical staff and senior executive dialogue; performance improvement; and incorporating tracer methodology and the periodic performance review as management tools.

Professional Experience

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Vice President Patient Care, Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Assistant Vice President Patient Care, Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Professional Affiliations or Certifications

  • American Nurses Association
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Fellow of the American Organization of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
  • Certified Nurse Executive


  • Master of Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA