Loring Hospital is pleased to announce it has selected Nicole Wiggins, RN, BSN, as the new chief clinical officer (CCO). Wiggins has been serving as interim CCO for the past several months and officially took over leadership duties for the role on Dec. 12. Prior to filling this position, Wiggins served as Loring’s quality and infection preventionist and employee health manager.
“I am very excited for this new opportunity at Loring Hospital,” said Wiggins. “I have had the privilege of working with the providers and staff at Loring for several years and look forward to serving Sac City and the surrounding communities in this new role. Our staff’s unwavering commitment to provide exceptional patient care each and every day is just one of the many reasons I look forward to leading such a talented team.”
Wiggins has 17 years of experience in the healthcare field with a great deal of that time dedicated to various roles at Loring Hospital, including beginning her time at the hospital as a medical/surgical/emergency department nurse in 2005. The following year, Wiggins joined Loring’s outpatient center/surgery department until 2014 when she began working as a registered nurse at UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Lake View and Sac City. She returned to Loring Hospital in 2019 to assume the role as quality and infection preventionist and employee health manager.
“I could not be more pleased that Nicole has accepted the role as CCO,” said Matt Johnson, Loring Hospital’s chief executive officer. “During her years at Loring, most recently serving as interim CCO, she has certainly proved to be an immense asset to the team and to the community. In her new role, she will continue to be a strategic member of the leadership team committed to patient care, growth, and success of Loring Hospital.”
Wiggins received an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2005 from Iowa Central Community College before going on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Upper Iowa University in 2018. She is currently completing a Master of Healthcare Administration program through Grand Canyon University.
“I am excited for the organization and look forward to working with Nicole to make certain we continue our promise of enhancing and ensuring quality healthcare for our communities,” added Johnson.
Wiggins is from Wall Lake and currently resides in Lake View with her husband, DJ, and children, Morgan, Emarie, and Daine.