MountainView Hospital announces Ruth Kain, PhD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, is MountainView Hospital’s new chief nursing officer (CNO). Kain started her position at MountainView July 5.

Kain joins MountainView from HCA Healthcare’s Tulane Health System, where she has served as the chief nursing officer since 2019. Kain is a seasoned executive serving in roles of increasing responsibility throughout her career.

At Tulane Health System, Kain helped navigate the complex and challenging landscape of the pandemic while at the same time responding to natural disasters in the form of hurricanes that impacted the hospitals.

Prior to joining HCA, Kain was at Indiana University Health and served as vice president/associate chief nurse executive system nursing where she was responsible for a number of areas, including creating a vision and framework for care affordability through the lens of health care economics, financial management and human resource management and leadership. She also worked to create sustained academic relationships to create a pipeline for incoming nurses.

Kain also has worked a regional chief nursing officer over three hospitals: Indiana University Health North Hospital, Indiana University Health and Saxony, where she improved employee engagement and reduced turnover.

Kain began her nursing career at the bedside in obstetrics. Additionally she has worked in newborn services, emergency services and as a travel nurse.

Kain received her Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Leadership, from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her Master of Science in Nursing is from the University of Indianapolis. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and an Associate of Science in Nursing from Indiana University. She is the recipient of the 2020 New Orleans Health Care Hero award.