Stephanie Meyer named SVP and Chief Nursing Officer
Children’s Mercy Kansas City has announced that Stephanie Meyer, RN, MS-FNP, NEA-BC, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).
Stephanie served as Vice President, Patient Care Operations, and Associate CNO since 2020 and is well-positioned to step into her new role as CNO. She has earned tremendous respect for working collaboratively across organizational lines to ensure patient needs are kept at the forefront of decision-making.
“I’m immensely grateful for this new leadership opportunity and am excited for the bright future of nursing at Children’s Mercy,” Stephanie said. “I am ready to lead our more than 3,000 outstanding nurses during this Transformational phase of our organization’s journey.”
Stephanie has been with Children’s Mercy for more than 20 years, having earned her Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, from the University of Kansas, where she also earned her undergraduate degree in nursing. She began as a staff nurse in Same Day Surgery and advanced to Unit Charge Nurse, and then Department Director – first in Same Day Surgery/PACU/PAT and later in the Surgical Observation Unit and the Surgical Clearinghouse. At that time, she also was responsible for the anesthesia APRNs and the surgery APRNs. In 2014, Stephanie was named Assistant Senior Director of Nursing for Perioperative Services, Operating Room, Sedation and Sterile Processing. Two years later, she was promoted to Senior Director.
Since 2013, Stephanie has served as an Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. She also serves as a Clinical Instructor at William Jewel College. As a result of her many presentations on topics ranging from accountability in health care to emotional intelligence in the workplace, Stephanie is widely recognized by her peers at the local, state and national levels.
The Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders awarded Stephanie its annual Excellence in Leadership Award in 2021. Stephanie was recognized for her ability to bring various disciplines together through accountability and continuous process improvement work that has resulted in sustainable outcomes to improve productivity, cost savings, and innovative service lines, operations and strategies.
She is a trusted, compassionate leader who advocates for Children’s Mercy nurses while driving measurable change that benefits both the organization and the communities we serve.