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Kelly John­son has been named chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer and VP for pa­tient-care ser­vices at Stan­ford Chil­dren’s Health and Lu­cile Packard Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Stan­ford, Palo Alto, Calif.

John­son, 55, will be­gin her new role at Stan­ford on Nov. 2. She brings over 22 years of ex­ec­u­tive and CNO ex­pe­ri­ence to Stan­ford Chil­dren’s, which is a part of the Stan­ford Health Care sys­tem.

Since 2008, John­son has served as chair of pe­di­atric nurs­ing and se­nior VP and CNO at Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal of Colorado in Au­rora. Pre­vi­ously, she was VP of pa­tient-care ser­vices and CNO for 15 years at Craig Hos­pi­tal in Englewood, Colo., a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion fa­cil­ity.

Cen­ter­stone, a Nashville-based be­hav­ioral health provider, has named Kent Cross­ley ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of Cen­ter­stone Mil­i­tary Ser­vices, which pro­vides ser­vices for mil­i­tary mem­bers, vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies.

Cross­ley, 58, is a re­tired colonel in the U.S. Army, where he served for 30 years. At not-for-profit Cen­ter­stone, he will over­see op­er­a­tions, de­vel­op­ment and fundrais­ing for the provider’s spe­cial­ized mil­i­tary pro­grams, which in­clude free or low-cost coun­sel­ing, on­line com­mu­ni­ties, a 24-hour cri­sis line and fam­ily coun­sel­ing.

Most re­cently, Cross­ley was pres­i­dent and owner of Li­bre En­ergy Util­ity Pro­fes­sion­als, which helps com­mer­cial and in­dus­trial busi­nesses re­duce their en­ergy use. He is a grad­u­ate of the U.S. Mil­i­tary Acad­emy at West Point and the Army War Col­lege and served a stint as se­nior civil af­fairs com­man­der for the Army in Iraq.


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