Providence Hospital Appoints New CNO/COO

May 9, 2017 12:02 pm Published by

Katrina BrownKatrina Brown, MSN, RN, NE-BC, PCCN, has been named Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operations Officer at Providence Hospital where she has worked since 1994.

A native of Mobile, Brown earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Mobile and her Master of Science in Nursing in Executive Administration from the University of South Alabama. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She has received the Excellence in Practice Award from the University of South Alabama and the Providence Hospital Vincentian Dedication Award.

During her career at Providence, Brown has served as Executive Director of Nursing of all medical/surgical floors, telemetry units, critical care units, pediatrics and obstetrics. She has planned, developed, piloted and managed a number of programs to ensure patient safety and satisfaction, quality improvement, staff satisfaction and professional development. She assisted in developing and opening the hospital’s cardiac intervention unit and the cardiac catheterization lab recovery unit.

“We are extremely excited to have Katrina joining us in her new role as CNO/COO of Providence Hospital,” said Todd Kennedy, Providence Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer. “Katrina’s dedication, work ethic and love of nursing shine through in everything she has done during her long tenure here.  She has excelled in her positions as manager, director and executive director, and I am confident will continue to propel nursing and operations forward at Providence for many years to come.  I know all of our associates join me in congratulating and supporting Katrina in her new role.”

Founded in 1854 and based in Mobile, Ala., Providence Hospital offers 349 beds and comprehensive healthcare for emergency, cardiovascular, cancer, orthopedics, obstetrics and surgical services, as well as an outpatient diagnostic center and a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center. Providence Hospital has been designated a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama for spine, hip and knee surgeries, reflecting a high level of performance in patient safety and outcomes. For more information, visit or call 251-633-1000.


About Providence
On the Gulf Coast, Providence based in Mobile, Alabama, and Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Florida, are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.