Mary Alice Hall, RN, MSN, PhD, was named vice president of clinical education and professional practice for Kaleida Health.
In her new role, Dr. Hall will report to Cheryl Klass, RN, chief nurse executive, and work closely with the chief nursing officers and other nursing leaders to ensure high quality, safe patient care, exemplar nursing practice and the achievement of the overall goals of the organization through innovative and evidence-based educational programs and professional practice models. She will play a lead role in achieving Magnet designation, establishing effective relationships with schools of nursing to provide a pipeline of future nurses, and fostering an environment that emphasizes learning, achievement and nursing research.
Dr. Hall most recently served as interim director of education for West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She originated an integrated process of course development, vendor credentialing, and nursing staff competency assessments for educators in unit-based educator positions across the enterprise. She initiated a new competency assessment program for nursing utilizing the “Donna Wright” creative approach resulting in ownership, empowerment and accountability. Dr. Hall also reframed access to clinical experiences for four community colleges and one university.
She has also held leadership roles as interim director of education at Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, FL, and system-wide clinical practice model coordinator at UNC Health Care in North Carolina. Dr. Hall created the first Nurse Residency Program at UNC allowing newly graduated nurses to be hired directly into specialty and critical care areas. Throughout her nursing career, Dr. Hall has held various staff nurse, charge nurse and supervisory positions in Illinois and North Carolina acute care hospitals working in medical-surgical, critical care, neuro-radiology, and intervention cardiology departments. In addition, she took on many precepting roles as a staff and charge nurse. In 2003, she joined Duke University School of Nursing as an assistant clinical professor. While at Duke, she achieved certification in pain management.
Dr. Hall received an Associate of Science in Nursing from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, IL, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Duke University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Management and Decision Sciences with a specialty in Learning Management from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN.
She is a certified ACLS provider, CPI Instructor, BLS instructor, and is a member of the American Nurses Association.