FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Nov. 9, 2021) – UCHealth announced today that Ashley Bruning has been selected as the chief nursing officer at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital. Serving as interim CNO since September, she brings deep leadership experience and a drive for quality patient care.
Staffing is a high priority as Bruning works to support teams providing care amid the challenges of the pandemic. She also looks forward to her role in the PVH master plan construction project and ensuring that staff as well as the community benefit from the improvements.
Bruning joined PVH as an operating room orderly in 2003; she became a registered nurse in 2006 and later served as an operating room nurse, clinical nurse educator and charge nurse before becoming an OR nurse manager at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in 2014.
Since 2018, she has served as senior director of perioperative services at PVH, MCR and UCHealth Greeley Hospital. Personal connections are of high importance to Bruning, who said the relationships she’s cultivated will help her exert a positive influence across the region.
Bruning holds a master’s degree in health care management and administration from Colorado State University, a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado and a bachelor’s in biology from Louisiana College.