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Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Announces Appointment of New Chief Nursing Officer

Michele Peterson, CNO

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital has announced the appointment of Michele Petersen, RN, MSN as the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). 

“We are excited to have Michele join the Helen Newberry Joy Hospital team,” said Hunter Nostrant, CEO of HNJH. “Her extensive experience in nursing and leadership skills and expertise will be a valuable addition as we continue serving the needs of our community.”

Michele Petersen brings over thirty years of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as Chief Nurse Executive for Presbyterian Socorro General Hospital, a 24-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in New Mexico. She has held that role since 2014 and oversaw all nursing departments and clinical services for the hospital. 

Michele earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and a Master of Science in nursing from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. 

Michele was born and raised in Dearborn but spent summers on Nevins Lake in Shingleton. She married her husband, Howard, on Mackinac Island.