Erlanger’s Dr. Jan Keys Recognized With Inaugural UTC Nursing Program’s Outstanding Alumni Award

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Jan Keys receives the inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award from UTC School of Nursing
Jan Keys receives the inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award from UTC School of Nursing
Jan Keys DNP, FACHE, was awarded the inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s School of Nursing during a 40th anniversary celebration. 
Dr. Keys serves as the senior vice president and chief nurse executive at Erlanger Health System. In 2012, she was one of the first to receive a doctor of nursing practice from UTC. She has a bachelors and masters of science in nursing from the University of West Georgia. At Erlanger, she oversees over 2,500 staff and six acute care systems.
"She consistently achieves high patient and staff satisfaction. As a senior level healthcare executive, she champions patient care and organizational structure to create a world-class environment," officials said.
Dr. Key’s nomination included, “Dr. Keys personifies the DNP leader. As a pioneer, she continues to go forth to lead and navigate the journey for nurses at many levels. Dr. Keys is readily available to assist in development and implementation of innovative ideas and concepts to exemplify evidence based practice for better patient outcomes.”
The School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Award is presented to an individual recognized by their peers as an outstanding nurse, including mentoring future nurses. Local, national, or international contributions to the field in the areas of education, practice, administration, research, or health policy are also required for the award.

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