Welch named new Chief Nurse Officer at St. Patrick Hospital

Shelly Welch has been named Chief Nurse Officer at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital.

Welch has been with CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital since 1992 and has served as a nursing director in multiple roles and as Divisional Director of Nursing Operations. She most recently served in the role of Assistant Administrator for Human Resources, Oncology Services, Organizational Development and Training and various other areas.  After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McNeese State University, she began her nursing career in oncology services, and later earned a Master in Business Administration from Regis University.

"Shelly's experience and expertise make her a tremendous asset to our leadership team," says Bernard Leger, Administrator of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital. "We are grateful that she has accepted this role and will continue to use her gifts in furthering our mission to extend the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ."