OU Medical System has announced the selection of Kristina Wallace as chief operating officer for the state’s largest and most comprehensive hospital, OU Medical Center.
Wallace will take the position formerly held by David Shimp.
Wallace’s health care career started in 1995 as a registered nurse at The Children’s Hospital. She’s been involved with extensive management and planning at OU Medical System and has served in roles ranging from director of Pediatric Medical Surgical at The Children’s Hospital to her most recent position as chief nursing officer of OU Medical System.
“Kris will bring her strong leadership skills and proven track record of success to her new position,” said OU Medical System President and CEO Charles L. Spicer Jr. “Kris also had an outstanding record of service during her time as chief nursing officer.”
Under Wallace’s leadership, patient satisfaction in the OU Medical Center- Edmond emergency department increased from average to above 90 percent. She also helped implement changes that increased inpatient satisfaction at OU Medical Center 45 percentile points from 2008 to 2011.
Additionally, Wallace helped open the Patient Logistics Center at OU Medical Center, increasing referrals to the hospital and easing the process for transfer patients.
Wallace has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.