A patient safety solutions company has named a new chief executive officer.
Dr. Amy Hester is taking the reins at HD Nursing, the company she co-founded in 2012, as its chief executive officer (CEO) and chairperson. Most recently, she served as HD Nursing’s chief scientific officer.
Hester succeeds Gary Platzman as the company’s CEO. She co-founded the company with Dees Davis.
“I am thrilled with becoming the CEO and will be diligently working to advance our service offerings into the acute and non-acute care settings,” Hester said in a statement. “Our clinical team at HD Nursing has been busy the past several years developing new content to roll out and further support our clients’ needs as they expand their reach to further support the patient populations they serve. We’ve recently completed a re-brand of our entire service offering in order to expand our sales and marketing efforts so we can deliver our clinical solutions to health systems across the country.”
Previously, Hester served as director of nursing research and innovation for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. While she has retired from her UAMS position, she served as an adjunct faculty member for UAMS College of Nursing and as Health Tech Arkansas’ clinician in residence.
In addition to naming a new chief executive, HD Nursing is launching a comprehensive database development project this fall. Through the project, HD Nursing aims to “demonstrate sustainability of its programs through enhanced visualizations and analytics of programmatic data,” according to a company news release. This database is designed to help companies make increased comparisons with benchmarked patient safety outcomes.