IRVING - Officials at TLC Health Network, an affiliate of Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York (LERHSNY), have announced the addition of Charleen A. Ryan, RN, MA, MFT to the professional administrative team as Vice President of Patient Care. Ryan will provide services at Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving. Linda Summers, MBA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer at TLC Health Network, says she is excited about the addition of the newest team member.
"We are so fortunate to have found someone of her caliber," she said. "Her values, skills, and leadership experience will be a wonderful asset to our nursing team and the entire organization."
The new official has over 20 years of leadership experience in both for-profit and not-for- profit organizations. She has guided patient-centered, transformational leadership in community, critical access, and frontier hospitals as well as long term care/skilled nursing facilities. Over the past several years, Ryan has had extensive experience traveling across the country working in either consulting or interim health executive roles.
Charleen A. Ryan,
RN, MA, MFT
She most recently served as Chief Clinical Officer at Lander Regional Hospital, a LifePoint Hospital in Lander, Wyo. Her recent appointments have also included West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyo. as Interim CNO/Director of Patient Care Services and Modoc Medical Center, Alturas, Calif., as Chief Nursing Officer, COO.
Ryan completed LPN training and obtained an Associate Degree in nursing in New York. She obtained a Bachelor of Professional Service in Healthcare Administration degree from SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica, NY and a Master of Arts in Human Develop-ment/Human Ecology & Systems Theory from Syracuse University. Ryan is currently a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the American Holistic Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Honor Society. Among her future aspirations are continuing her study of Caring Science with the Watson Caring Science Institute, to achieve professional certification with the American College of Healthcare Executives, and to earn a doctorate in Philosophy.
Ryan has early family roots in the northern New York area and recently relocated to this area with her husband from Washington State.
She also has three children who are all residents in the central New York state region.