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What’s Special About Nursing at Renown Health

Renown Health nursing leaders Jen Richards and Melodie Osborn share the values that guide the way Renown supports its nursing employees and creates a great working environment. At Renown Health, we live by a...
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Nursing Blog: Creating a Culture of Safety

Renown Health Chief Nursing Officer Jen Richards, PhD, RN, explains how Renown maintains a focus on quality and safety. Quality and safety are the foundation of everything that we do at Renown Health. Taking nothing for...

Nursing Blog: What Attracted You to Nursing?

In honor of Nurse’s Week, Renown Health Chief Nursing Officers Jen Richards, PhD, RN, and Melodie Osborn, RN, BSN, MBA, share what inspired them to become nurses. Everyone has a story about why they became...

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Without Skipping a Beat: Nurse Thrives After Heart Surgery

Not even open heart surgery could keep this nurse from pushing herself through school and beyond. Read about Annie Dickerson, who is well on her way to becoming a cardiac nurse practitioner after overcoming some...

A Drummer, a Survivor and a Nurse

Meet Christina Alsop, a music teacher turned oncology nurse who draws daily inspiration from her mother's fight with cancer as well as her own battle with the disease.   Nurses have a variety of backgrounds...

Homemade Strength: Finding Solace by Comforting Others

After the sudden death of a sibling, a Renown ICU nurse found comfort in a new hobby, which she now uses to help families experiencing grief. Intensive Care Unit Nurse Amber Solesbee knows the grief of losing...

Nursing Careers at Renown Health

Learn more about our mission, vision and values and the benefits of a career in nursing at Renown Health today.

Meet the Writers

Melodie Osborn

Melodie Osborn, RN, BSN

Melodie Osborn, Renown Health vice president and chief nursing officer, transitional care services, oversees the daily patient care and operational services for Renown’s acute rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, home health and hospice care, palliative care and advanced wound care.

Jen Richards, PhD, RN

Jen Richards, Renown Health vice president and chief nursing officer, acute care services, oversees hospital-based nursing care, including the emergency, ICU, telemetry and medical/surgical inpatient departments.

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