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Corriher Named IAH Chief Nurse Executive

Joy Corriher, RN, MSN, MPH, has been named chief nurse executive at Inova Alexandria Hospital. With nearly 30 years of nursing experience, Corriher, for the past decade has served as the chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Inova Loudoun Hospital.

"We are very excited that Joy accepted this new role with our hospital. Over the years, Joy has proven her leadership skills and we're confident that her experience and commitment to quality health care will help enhance our service to the community," said Rod Huebbers, executive vice president, Inova Health System.

Previously, Corriher worked at North Carolina Baptist Hospital System as director of the Wake Forest University Heart Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. While there she also held positions as a nurse manager for trauma surgery and staff instructor.

While at ILH, Corriher was instrumental in that hospital's recent Magnet designation. She was also instrumental for improving quality and safety results throughout the hospital and helping to reduce costs by $13 million, according to Huebbers.

Corriher is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Virginia Nurses Association, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She holds a Master's degree in Public Health and Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is presently a Ph.D. candidate at George Mason University.