Donna Lee Valput Hanly ’00
, RN, BSN, MBA, CNAA, was named Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive of OhioHealth in 2013, a system of 10 hospitals, a large ambulatory network, many private health care offices—and 7000 nurses. She is one of five senior vice presidents serving on the Executive Board, and the first nurse to hold this position in the organization. Hanly has been with OhioHealth since 1972, when she started as a staff nurse at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She worked in a variety of clinical and leadership positions throughout her career, in both the ambulatory and acute care setting. In 1995, she was promoted to manager of the neuroscience unit, and just a few years later, became the director of Neuroscience, Critical Care, Orthopedics and Medical Telemetry. She moved to Grant Medical Center in 2006 to oversee the safety, quality and provision of nursing care as Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Service. Under her leadership, Grant received Magnet designation, which is the highest award given nationally for excellence in nursing care. In her current role, she is responsible for organizing, planning, directing and evaluating all nursing functions and patient care services for the entire OhioHealth system. Since receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Otterbein in 2000, Hanly has worked closely with the university to implement several innovative programs in which nursing students receive unique experiences at OhioHealth facilities, which better prepare them to provide excellent care to patients and to the community.