r Katie King worked her way from CNA to CNO at the Payson hospital
By Nate Black
PAYSON — Mountain View Hospital welcomes Katie King as its new chief nursing officer. A Payson native, King takes on the leadership role after more than 15 years of service at the community hospital, where she started as a certified nursing assistant. She is known for her strong work ethic, clinical excellence and positive energy.
“Katie has a proven track record; she is a leader in every sense of the word,” said Kevin Johnson. “She has proven her dedication to helping us deliver the highest-quality outcomes and ensuring the best patient experience. Those are only a few of many reasons why I am excited to welcome Katie to our leadership team.”
As CNO, King is responsible for the development and implementation of patient care programs throughout the hospital as well as clinical policies and procedures. She continuously monitors and evaluates the quality of patient care and identifies opportunities to make further improvements.
“I am thrilled to be entrusted with this role and to work in this capacity for the patients we serve,” said King. “I’m looking forward to continued collaboration with our medical staff, with a focus on providing world-class care with the very best in patient experience and safety. As a team, we care deeply about our community.”
For the last four months, King has served as interim CNO at Mountain View Hospital. Prior to that, she was a nurse leader over house supervisors and held a position as director of the hospital’s behavioral health unit. Starting as a CNA at this Payson hospital, King worked as a registered nurse in the intensive care, orthopedics and medical surgical departments over time. She earned both a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Western Governor’s University.
About Mountain View HospitalrLocated in Payson, this full-service, acute care hospital is accredited for delivering timely and effective care for atrial fibrillation, chest pain and heart failure by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. It has been recognized with five consecutive patient safety “A” grades by Leapfrog. It is one of only 117 hospitals nationally to have earned the Joint Commission Top Performers Award for every year of the program.