Kristy Carrington, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Kristy began her nursing career 20 years ago as a Neurotrauma Critical Care nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her experience in an academic trauma setting taught her to be nimble and adaptable in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. These skills have served her well as a healthcare leader today. Kristy joined the Providence family in 2015, when she began working as a nurse director at Swedish First Hill. Over the last 7 years, Kristy has also served as Chief Nursing Officer for Swedish First Hill and later for the Puget Sound Region. In August 2022, Kristy became the Interim Chief Executive for the North Puget Sound, which includes Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Swedish Edmonds, and Swedish Mill Creek.

As an experienced nurse executive in hospital and health system operations, Kristy’s focus has always been on clinical and operational excellence using process improvement standards and performance metrics. In her leadership roles, Kristy has unified the management of staffing, scheduling and patient flow across multiple hospitals and campuses. She is adept at driving strategic operational priorities including workforce and staffing, length of stay, and quality initiatives. She has an excellent vision for how health care – and nursing in particular – can adapt to the realities we face today and ensure the Providence and Swedish missions continue to thrive in the future.