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Kristi Melton, MSN, RN, NE-BC

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Kristi Melton

Kristi Melton, MSN is a nurse at National Jewish Health.  Ms. Melton serves as Vice President Clinical Business Operations and Chief Nursing Officer in the Department of Nursing.

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Always putting the patient first, Kristi’s compassion and expertise are guiding principles of her leadership.

Her nursing experience spans more than 25 years, and she currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Clinical Business Operations for National Jewish Health. Since joining the organization in 2019, Kristi has been instrumental in developing strategies for the institution’s COVID-19 response and has elevated existing clinical programs to ensure that patients are best served. She continuously thrives to enhance nursing excellence and clinical operations and extends her helping hand proactively to meet the hospital’s mission and goals.

Kristi holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing from Walden University, is board certificated as a Nurse Executive and is a Registered Nurse by trade. She previously has served as the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Nursing in medical centers across Kentucky and Indiana.