Ferren joins Samaritan North Lincoln

Kirsten Ferren, MSN, RN

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital (SNLH) announced today that Kirsten Ferren, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Registered Nurse (RN), joined the leadership team at SNLH as vice president of Patient Care Services. She works alongside Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lesley Ogden, Medical Doctor (MD), and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Virginia Riffle, RN.

“We are so pleased to have Kirsten join us. She offers a wealth of professional nursing
leadership and it is apparent that she believes in leading with kindness,” said Ogden. “She is proving to be a great fit with the Lincoln City team.”

As Vice President of Patient Care Services, Ferren will oversee several hospital departments, including ambulatory infusion, birthing center, discharge planning, emergency services, imaging, inpatient units (medical/surgical and intensive care), laboratory, physical rehabilitation, surgical services, and wound services.

“I am delighted and excited to join the wonderful team at Samaritan North Lincoln,” Ferren said. “Providing excellent care to our community and all the visitors in this area is a passion of mine and I look forward to working with this great team.”

Ferren has a long history of nursing and health care leadership. She started her career in
bedside nursing at Legacy Oregon Burn Center and quickly advanced into a variety of leadership roles at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, later becoming Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Quality Officer at Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville. Most recently, she served Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City as their Chief Nursing Officer. Ferren was raised in Oregon and has family on the Oregon coast, including a sister who also works with Samaritan Health Services.

Ferren and her husband have five sons and one daughter and keep busy caring for and playing with their two Bernese mountain dogs.

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