The Guthrie Clinic is pleased to announce Debra “Deb” Raupers, MSN, RN, CENP, EVP, as the organization’s first enterprise Chief Nurse Executive.
Deb returned to The Guthrie Clinic in July 2021 as EVP-Chief Nursing Officer. With over 30 years of diverse health care experience, Deb led Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in the attainment of Magnet accreditation, recognizing nursing excellence, and was part of the leadership team for the construction of the new Guthrie Corning Hospital. Deb has her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix and is an active member of the American Organization of Nursing Leadership.
As Chief Nurse Executive, Deb will set the vision for nursing practice in the delivery of safe, timely, efficient, equitable and patient-centered care across the Guthrie Clinic health system. In this role, Deb will report directly to Dr. Edmund Sabanegh, Guthrie Clinic’s President and CEO. “The creation of this new position, and Deb’s appointment to it, exemplifies the critical role that nursing plays at Guthrie,” said Dr. Sabanegh. “As a member of the senior leadership, Deb will be instrumental in helping to improve the patient experience, quality, and safety, while advancing the overall health of the communities Guthrie serves.”
“I want to express how grateful I am to return to Guthrie and serve as the enterprise Chief Nurse Executive,” Deb said. “I look forward to working together with our exceptional caregivers to create a work environment where they are supported in providing patient-centered care. Our goal is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.”