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IU Health White Memorial welcomes new Chief Nursing Officer

January 31, 2019

Mary Drewes, MBA, MSN, RN, has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer for Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital.

Drewes brings 20 plus years of healthcare experience, including emergency department level I trauma center, cardiovascular and intensive care units to her new role. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master’s in Nursing with a Healthcare Administration Focus and a Masters of Business Administration.

Prior to joining IU Health, Drewes served as Cardiovascular Service Line Administrator with Community Health System - Porter Regional Hospital. Drewes previously served as the Administrative Director of Cardiovascular Service Line and Nursing Operations at IU Health La Porte Hospital.

Mary Minier, President of IU Health White Memorial stated, “Her passion for nursing education, excellence and leadership aligns with the mission of IU Health in providing every patient, every time with exceptional nursing care.”

Drewes is excited to return to the IU Health family. “It feels like coming home to me,” said Drewes. “Throughout my leadership journey, I have remained committed to a shared governance model and look forward to joining the team at IU Health White Memorial as they pursue their pathway to excellence recognition.”

Drewes enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She and her husband have five children. She is always looking for fun ways to cook healthy for her family. She enjoys playing volleyball, cycling, paintball and relaxing by the pool.

Drewes will begin in her new role on February 4. Drewes looks forward to working with Miner and the IU Health White Memorial team to provide high quality patient care to the community. IU Health White Memorial a 25 bed acute care facility serving the residents of White County. Designated as a critical access hospital, IU Health White Memorial provides a full range of healthcare services including inpatient and outpatient surgery, diabetes care, emergency medicine, cardiovascular, laboratory, pastoral care, radiology, rehabilitation services, respiratory care, surgery and women’s health.

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