Brandy Mathews DNP, MHA, RN, NE-BC, CENP, FACHE
Brandy Mathews currently serves as a Chief Nursing Officer at UK HealthCare for the Samaritan, Emergency Services, Medicine and Trauma service lines. Prior to assuming this role, Brandy was the administrator for capacity management and responsible for managing throughput activities and resources for the healthcare enterprise. She has 25 years of nursing experience, including more than 15 years of progressive leadership experience.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in nursing, and doctorate in nursing practice all from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. She also received a master of health administration from the University of Kentucky Gatton School. Her research interests are primarily focused on the care of patients with mental health and behavioral issues in the hospital setting – specifically nurses’ perceived competency and clinicians’ self-efficacy and attitudes toward this patient population.
Brandy maintains national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership as a certified nurse executive. She was recently named a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, American College of Healthcare Executives, Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders, and a lifetime member of the University of Kentucky alumni association. She currently serves on the Epsilon Omega chapter of Kappa Delta collegiate advisory board, advising the standards chair in building confidence and leadership skills of college women.