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Jacklynn Lesniak, MS, BSN, RN, Named Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center

Accomplished nurse and healthcare leader brings more than 25 years of experience to CTCA Leadership Team

CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has named Jacklynn Lesniak, MS, BSN, RN, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services. Lesniak has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and is a strong and visionary leader who will be responsible for growth and development of the nursing program at CTCA.  She will also facilitate the design and implementation of patient care delivery, recommend strategies to improve services, and continue to execute the standards set forth for Magnet Recognized® hospitals.

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"We are excited to welcome Jacklynn to CTCA," said Scott Jones, CEO and president of CTCA at Midwestern. "Jacklynn has a proven track record for building strong teams who work together to enhance the patient experience.  The depth of knowledge and deep commitment Jacklynn brings to CTCA make her an excellent fit for our innovative environment."

Prior to joining CTCA, Lesniak led UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center, a community-based medical center affiliated with UW-Health as Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  Additionally, she previously served as Vice President of Clinical Services for The Heart Hospital of Milwaukee.

"I am honored and humbled to contribute to the fully integrative and patient-centered approach to care at CTCA," said Jacklynn Lesniak. "CTCA sets itself apart with a culture of clinical excellence, high-quality patient care and interdisciplinary collaboration. I am excited to continue to grow and develop the clinical excellence at a Magnet Recognized® hospital."

Lesniak earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Illinois Wesleyan University and her Masters of Science in Management from National Lewis University. She holds certifications in ACHE Leadership Development, Patient Experience Design and Lean Six Sigma. She is also a member of multiple professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nursing Executives and the American Association of Critical Care Nursing.

For more information on CTCA at Midwestern, visit www.cancercenter.com.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center is a 73 bed specialty hospital dedicated to treating patients battling complex cancer.  CTCA® at Midwestern is nationally recognized for providing innovative and individualized cancer care and has been designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) a Magnet Recognized® program, ranking the hospital as one of the top seven percent in the nation for nursing excellence.  CTCA at Midwestern has been designated by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC®) as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™, ranking the hospital among the top centers in the country for quality breast cancer care.  CTCA at Midwestern is the only Certified Breast Center of Excellence in Illinois, and one of only 41 nationally.  As a member of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) the hospital also offers a Stem Cell Transplant and Cell Therapy program that provides a full spectrum of transplantation services and advanced treatment options for hematologic cancers. CTCA at Midwestern is proud to use the latest technology to offer advanced treatment for cancer and is currently one of only a few hospitals in the nation to combine recent advances in brain mapping and navigation to perform minimally invasive brain surgery on hard to reach brain tumors.

SOURCE Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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