UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital names a new chief nursing officer

Nov. 12, 2021

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.

Ashley Bruning , new CNO at Poudre Valley Hospital
Ashley Bruning, UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital chief nursing officer.

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.

About the author

Robert Allen loves meeting new people and learning their stories, and he's continually inspired by the patients, staff and providers he meets at UCHealth.

A journalist for 12 years, he joined UCHealth after reporting and editing at the Detroit Free Press. He is the author of Fading Ads of Detroit, a book exploring connections between classic Detroit brands — from Carhartt to Mac-O-Lac Paints to the Detroit Tigers — found on ghost signs and the personal histories of Detroit residents. He previously reported for the Fort Collins Coloradoan, Summit Daily News and Montrose Daily Press.

His outdoor adventures include scrambling summits, hunting powder stashes via snowboard and taking a three-week winter rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. The Oklahoma State University graduate lives in Fort Collins with his wife, Rachel, and their obstinate pug, Darla.

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