OMC’s Lacey Carter Promoted to Executive Director of Nursing
WEST PLAINS, Mo – Lacey Carter, RN, MSN, of Ozarks Medical Center
(OMC) was recently promoted to Executive Director of Nursing. Lacey served
as Director of Women’s Services since February 2018 and Director
of Education since May.
In her new role as Executive Director of Nursing, Lacey will be responsible
for managing all inpatient nursing as well as overseeing all clinical
education for OMC.
As a hard-working and compassionate nurse who has developed her managerial
and administrative skills, Lacey will direct and oversee all inpatient
nursing staff, creating a collaborative and efficient workplace with attention
to quality standards and procedures. Her goal in this will be to foster
an excellent environment that will support everyone in working to the
benefit of hospital and patients alike.
In her role overseeing education, she will lead other clinical educators,
coordinate curriculum and program development, supervise instructional
practices, oversee continuing education opportunities and ensure that
operational procedures and policies comply with federal and state guidelines
for accredited educational programs.
Prior to OMC, Lacey was a Clinical Nurse Manager of the Birthing Center
at St. Anthony’s North Health Campus, Centura Health, Colorado.
She began her nursing career at Cox Medical Center, Springfield. Lacey
earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Missouri State University.
She earned a Master’s in Nursing Leadership and Health Care Systems
from University of Colorado.
“Lacey is a strong leader who brings a depth of clinical as well
as and instructional experience,” said Kurt Abbey, Vice President
and Chief Nursing Officer. “She will continue to be a valuable asset
in the development of a modern nursing workforce at OMC.”
A native of West Plains, Lacey was pleased to return to West Plains with
husband Dylan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family,
and especially her sister, Casey Cates who is also a nurse at OMC. In
the warmer months, Lacey and Dylan, enjoy outdoor activities on the river.
When she can’t venture outside, she enjoys the gym, and especially crossfit.
“Coming to OMC was like coming home to family,” says Lacey.
“My mission is to foster an engaged and patient-centric nursing
workforce that fulfills OMC’s mission of providing compassionate
care to all we serve.”
Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care
and 16 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral
healthcare and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital
cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more
than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern
Arkansas. For more information about OMC, visit
Lacey Carter, RN, MSN, Executive Director of Nursing