WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is pleased to announce Carol Grove MSN, RN, NEA-BC has been named its Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer.
“I’m honored to have been selected for the Chief Nursing Officer position at Camden Clark,” Grove said. “Nursing is my passion and I can’t imagine ever doing anything else. It is truly a privilege to work alongside and lead our team of caring and compassionate clinicians. I look forward to the opportunity to continue sharing my passion for patient care with our staff, leadership and communities while serving in this role.”
Grove brings more than 25 years of nursing experience to the leadership team at WVU Medicine Camden Clark, most recently serving as the interim Chief Nursing Officer at Meritus Health, western Maryland’s largest healthcare provider. At Meritus Health, she led a nursing care services division of more than 1500 employees comprised of inpatient nursing units, Emergency Department, School Health, Inpatient Therapy, Cancer Center and Respiratory Care.
In 2021, Grove was the named the Richard Hader Visionary Leader Runner-up by Nursing Management, the Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. The Visionary Leader Award was established to recognize transformational leaders promoting positive practice environments and motivating their teams toward a shared vision, while serving as a mentor to colleagues.
Grove’s nomination for the Visionary Leadership Award acknowledged her leadership and support provided to clinical teams at Meritus Health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. As COVID numbers began to decrease, Grove led several successful efforts at Meritus Health to improve patient experiences. Grove was noted as being a caring, visible and accessible leader.
“Carol has achieved many years of experience in the field of nursing and we couldn’t be more thrilled that she has joined the WVU Medicine Camden Clark leadership team,” said Steve Altmiller, WVU Medicine Camden Clark President and CEO. “She will bring significant value to our community and we are excited to welcome her to this role.”
Grove received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1996 and earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Mountain State University in 2008.