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Amalia Kieley takes on system nursing, leadership role

The former nursing director at AACH now oversees Nursing Operations throughout the system and the ARRMC Emergency Department.
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Amalia Kieley earned the prestigious Annual Values in Action award in 2020.

Amalia Kieley, RN, has been promoted to director of Nursing over Asante Nursing Operations and the ARRMC Emergency Department. In her new role, which took effect on Aug. 21, she oversees nursing operations for Asante, including house supervisors, TAC, staffing and scheduling. At ARRMC, she oversees the Emergency Department, Clinical Decision Unit, Central Transportation, Nursing Resource Team and Vascular Access.

Kieley led Asante Ashland Community Hospital as director of Nursing since June of 2020.

“She has done a phenomenal job of leading AACH through the duration of the pandemic, including managing record breaking patient volumes, expansion and contraction of COVID hot zones, and dynamic shifts in staffing,” said Staci Sparks, vice president of Nursing for Asante. “She has been integral to developing a shift to centralized staffing and scheduling and participated in the planning and roll-out of system TAC at AACH.”

Kieley joined AACH in 2010 after earning a bachelor’s in nursing from Oregon Health & Science University. She is currently working toward her MBA at Southern Oregon University, with a focus in health care. She started in the hospital’s Med/Surg department and later expanded her duties to various units, including the Emergency Department, Family Birth Center, ICU and as a house supervisor.

In 2015, she became clinical coordinator of the Med/Surg department and a year later filled the role of manager. Throughout her time as manager of Med/Surg she also served as manager for ICU and FBC at AACH.

Kieley was born at Ashland Community Hospital and was raised in the small town. While Ashland will always hold a special place in her heart, she is excited to expand what she has learned in her various roles and experience new perspectives. She is committed to leading through challenging times with kindness and courage and is eager to learn all that this new role has to offer.

In her free time, Kieley enjoys spending time with her partner, Grant, and their five kids. She loves everything outdoors, cooking, baking and reading a good book. Recruiting is underway to fill her position at AACH.

“Amalia has been a rock during this transition time in all our lives,” said Chief Nursing Officer Amanda Kotler. “She is calm all the time. Thanks for your steady hard work!”

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