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New president and chief operating officer named for Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Novant Health is pleased to announce that Kirsten Royster was recently named president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center.

Royster will retain her role as patient experience officer, leading Novant Health’s efforts on patient experience across the not-for-profit health system. She most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Medical Park Hospital in Winston-Salem and led the health system’s ob-gyn service line. Royster replaces former president and chief operating officer Chad Setliff, who was recently named president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Royster has nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of hospital and medical group roles including vice president of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, vice president of Novant Health Medical Group specialty practice operations, senior director of support services and director of patient access and transcription.

Before joining Novant Health in 2005, Royster worked for Stockamp & Associates (renamed to Huron Healthcare) in Atlanta. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in health care policy and administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Health in health policy and administration degree from Emory University in Atlanta 

Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, which opened in 2011, is a 50-bed hospital located at 1750 Kernersville Medical Parkway in Kernersville, offering a wide range of services in emergency, surgery, cardiovascular, diagnostic and cancer care close to home for residents in the Kernersville area, nearby Guilford County and beyond. 

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019