Cynthia Barginere will join Rush University Medical Center next month as vice president for clinical nursing and chief nursing officer and Rush University, College of Nursing as associate dean for practice. Barginere comes to Rush from Baptist Medical Center South, a teaching hospital in central Alabama, an affiliate of University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital and Health System. There, she recently was chief nursing officer and chief operating officer. Before 2006, she had various leadership positions in 17 years at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, with the last 12 years as chief nursing officer and associate executive director. Bargineres 27 years in nursing also includes positions at a number of hospitals in Birmingham, including Baptist Medical Center Montclair, Brookwood Medical Center and Lloyd Noland Hospital. She also has been a nurse manager at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center in Detroit. She began her career in nursing in Tuscaloosa, Ala., at Druid Regional Medical Center. Barginere is working toward a doctorate in nursing practice in 2012 from Samford University, Birmingham. She has an M.S. in nursing administration and a B.S. in nursing from the University of Alabama.
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