On the Move: Debbie Bostic becomes chief nurse at St. Francis Hospital

Debbie Bostic has been hired at St. Francis Hospital as its senior vice president of hospital pperations and chief nursing officer.

Bostic comes to St. Francis from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas, where she served as chief nursing officer from 2011 to 2014.

Her responsibilities there included heart and vascular services; women's and children's services, including a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit; bariatric services; medical and surgical services; emergency services; stroke center; perioperative services; and education and professional practice.

During Bostic's tenure, St. Francis said, the Texas hospital achieved a successful Joint Commission survey; level 4 chest pain center accreditation; an improvement in employee engagement scores from the 46th to 93rd percentile (as measured by Press Ganey); and improved physician engagement from the 30th to 77th percentile.

While there, St. Francis said, she also developed and implemented a service excellence plan for all services, resulting in ambulatory scores rising from the fifth to 98th percentile; outpatient scores rising from the 15th to 90th percentile; inpatient scores rising from the fourth to 76th percentile; and emergency scores rising from the 30th to 84th percentile.

Prior to the Texas job, Bostic served as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer of Sacred Heart Hospital, a 466-bed facility in Pensacola, Fla., from 2000 to 2006. She then became president of Sacred Heart until leaving for Texas in 2010.

She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama, where she received bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing.

Dr. Kristen Murray joins Columbus podiatry practice

Dr. Kristen Murray has joined the practice of Dr. Georgina Asante, 1900 10th Ave. in Columbus.

"She provides a strong continuity for podiatric care, especially in diabetic foot care. With specialties in wound management and limb preservation, she is a great compliment to a staff already well versed in this problem that is increasing in our area," Assante said. "In addition, she will be a welcome addition to our community."

Murray received her bachelor of science degree from Iowa State University and her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her residency at Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System in Montgomery.

As a doctor of podiatric medicine, Murray specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders, diseases and injuries, performing all necessary diagnostic tests, administering medications and performing necessary surgeries.