Teresa Wise, Nursing Director of MRHS Women’s Services and Surgical Department, was recently named Chief Nursing Officer at Mena Regional Health System. Wise was born and raised in Wickes. She received her Practical Nursing License in 1993 and became a registered nurse in 2003. She has spent most of her career as the Nurse Manager of women’s services and was promoted to Surgical Services Director in 2013.
Teresa has spent many years vested in, not only patient-centered care, but also administrative and managerial tasks including directing, supervising, budgeting, long-range planning and implementing organizational policies and procedures for the facility. Wise brings 22 years of experience to the Chief Nursing Officer position. She is very passionate about the continued success of Mena Regional and committed to providing the community with excellence in health care combined with a compassionate healing environment. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Nursing degree through Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Arkansas.
Wise obtains an RN license in Arkansas, is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing, BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP and STABLE Certified. “I am honored to be named the next Chief Nursing Officer at MRHS. We have a very skilled and compassionate team that is focused on providing the highest quality care and experience to our patients. The staff at MRHS exemplifies excellence and brings healing and comfort to our patients and their families. To be given the opportunity to lead such a talented and dedicated group of individuals as the CNO is a huge honor. MRHS is a special place and all of the employees are a vital part of the success,” stated Teresa Wise.
“Teresa will be a great asset to our Leadership Team. The decision to hire internally was made after conducting multiple outside candidate interviews. We were privileged to have such a qualified internal candidate. Teresa has been a very valuable and dedicated employee. She has a passion for this community and our facility. I am looking forward to our partnership as we continue to make a positive impact in the healthcare needs of our community and surrounding areas,” stated Jay Quebedeaux, CEO.