OU Health Announces Executive Nursing Leadership Role

Amy Trueblood, M.S., R.N., NE-BC, has been named Chief Nursing Officer for OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center.

Trueblood, who will begin her new position on September 20, comes to OU Health from the University of Missouri Health Care System, where she served as Director of Nursing Professional Practice, Staffing Support Services and the Patient Logistics Center.

With a nursing career that began at Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, Minn., Trueblood brings 15 years of nursing leadership experience to her new role at OU Health. She earned a bachelor of nursing science degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a master’s degree in administrative nursing from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

“I am honored to be a part of the OU Health leadership team, where our mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research,” said Trueblood. “I look forward to collaborating with all disciplines, staff and leadership to face current challenges and advance patient-centered care and improve the lives of all people influenced by the care we provide. I am excited to engage with patients and the community to continue and elevate OU Health as the first and best choice for comprehensive patient care in Oklahoma.”

A board-certified nurse executive through the American Nurse Credentialing Center, Trueblood is currently pursuing a doctorate in Nursing Innovations and Health Systems at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia.

“Amy is an innovative and courageous leader with a strong track record of building new departments and transitioning culture,” said Julie Hoff, OU Health Interim Chief Nurse Executive and Dean of the Fran and Early Ziegler OU College of Nursing. “Her leadership is marked by patient-focused services delivered with respect, and her operational strategies are designed to achieve optimal outcomes. She is passionate about developing future leaders and collaborating across disciplines to create effective strategies that promote success in an ever-changing and intensely competitive healthcare landscape.”