Marshall, Mo. – Angela Igo, M.S.N.-R.N., NE-BC, who assumed the role of Chief Nursing Officer for Fitzgibbon Hospital effective Jan. 5, 2016, says her priority will be on maintaining excellence in patient care and encouraging the professional development of nurses. In assuming a role held for nearly three decades by Lynne Ott, M.S.N-R.N., who retired, Igo says she will focus on maintaining the high quality of nursing care and support for nurses and nurse leadership.
"We are so pleased to have Angela Igo as our Chief Nursing Officer,” says Fitzgibbon Hospital President and CEO Darin L. Haug, D.O. “She has significant experience and knowledge in best practices in nursing and patient care, creating a nursing environment that fosters collaboration, ensuring nursing operations comply with established standards, and developing and implementing programs. Along with her knowledge, she has a tremendous work ethic, strong collaboration skills, and is a dedicated advocate for the quality, compassionate care we provide to our patients. We look forward to Angela’s leadership and are fortunate to have her at Fitzgibbon Hospital."
Igo, who earned her board certification as Nurse Executive in 2009, started her career at Fitzgibbon Hospital in 1998. In the 18 years since then, she has served as both a staff nurse and nurse manager in the ICU, on the medical-surgical floor and has managed the Emergency Department as well. She also has served as a care coordinator. With all of that experience and the advanced educational degrees and certifications to support her, she says she’s ready to serve as Chief Nursing Officer. As CNO, Igo will oversee all aspects of nursing care within Fitzgibbon and has a seat among senior leadership on the organization’s Management Executive Committee, also known as MEC. She adds that she has been preparing for this role for a couple of years.
"Lynne and I had talked about it informally since late 2012 or 2013. After I earned my Master’s, we really started the succession plan," says Igo, who earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012, the same year in which she received the Sinclair School of Nursing Master’s Student Award of Excellence. Her degree emphasis was in Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems. She earned her undergraduate BSN from Central Methodist University in Fayette in 1998.
"My emphasis will be to continue to look at the quality of care we are providing," Igo says, reflecting on how she plans to transition into her new role. "And I want to continue Lynne’s legacy of focusing on professional development for the nursing staff and always thinking about what’s right for our patients."
Ensuring nursing standards of care are in place and that staff are meeting or exceeding those standards will be another area of focus.
"It’s all about being certain that we provide the highest quality of care," says Igo.
Angela and her husband, David, who is involved in agriculture, have two children: Ashlyn, aged 10, and Cole, aged 14. She says her hobbies revolve around her children’s activities, watching youth sports, equestrian activities and 4-H.