Amanda Kotler to oversee nursing at both AACH and ARRMC
Amanda Kotler, RN, vice president of Nursing at Asante Rogue Regional, will expand her role to also oversee nursing at Asante Ashland beginning this spring. Amanda will succeed Susan Montgomery, RN, who will retire in early April after 11 years of service in Ashland.
“Combining oversight of AACH’s and ARRMC’s nursing staffs reflects the growing collaboration between nursing departments throughout Asante,” said Sheila Clough, AACH chief executive, in announcing the new leadership model. “It also ensures that both hospitals benefit from the skills, experience and best practices of the other.”
For the past several years, Kotler, Montgomery and Laura Magstadt, vice president of Nursing at Asante Three Rivers, have worked closely to improve patient care and reduce unnecessary variations across Asante hospitals. Their collaborative approach has resulted in cost savings, better patient care and improved outcomes as evidenced by our system’s national quality awards.
This change also aligns with Asante’s strategic goals to build a fully integrated delivery system, provide more affordable services for our patients and build Asante’s team of the future.
Kotler brings a wealth of experience to her new role. She has served as ARRMC’s vice president of Nursing since February 2017 after holding that position on an interim basis for eight months. She joined Asante in 2006, first as a staff nurse then as a coordinator and later clinical manager in ARRMC’s Heart Center before becoming director of Inpatient Nursing Services in 2014. In addition to her hospital work, Kotler oversees Nursing Professional Development, the staff education program that promotes best clinical practices throughout Asante hospitals.
Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Montana State University and will earn an MBA in health care from The George Washington University in May.
“We’re announcing this decision now to allow time for Amanda and Susan to plan for a smooth transition, including determining any on-site nursing support structures that may be needed,” Clough said.
In the meantime, Kotler will have a presence at AACH, where she will get acquainted with staff members through rounding, staff meetings, committee involvement and more.
“This change offers tremendous benefit to AACH and ARRMC,” Clough said. “We’re grateful to have someone with Amanda’s skill and compassion leading our nursing staff.”