Kristin C. Opett, RN, BS, MSHA

Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester Regional Health

Kristin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. She continued her education and earned a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Roberts Wesleyan College, where she was recognized with the Distinguished Leadership Award.

Ms. Opett has 20 years of nursing experience with nearly 15 of those years serving in various leadership roles. She has clinical/bedside experience in medicine, oncology and women’s health; serving as a nurse leader in an outpatient oncology setting and as a nurse manager for inpatient and ambulatory women’s health. Ms. Opett also served as the co-leader for the Rochester General Medical Group Quality Committee, focusing on the improvement of patient outcomes and the implementation of quality improvement initiatives.

In 2009, Ms. Opett was named Vice President and co-leader of the Rochester General Health System Patient Safety Institute and then in 2014 the Vice President of Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance for Rochester Regional Health. In her role, she was responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of quality and patient safety initiatives throughout the health system. Her work in patient safety was recognized in a publication in the Joint Commission’s Journal on Quality and Safety.

In 2015, she assumed the role of Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, New York. As a leader, Kristin strives to improve outcomes in healthcare with a focus on team member engagement and the patient experience.

In June of 2017 she assumed the role of Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer – Rochester General Hospital.

Ms. Opett is proudly devoted to the community. In 2013, she served as Chair for the Rochester/Finger Lakes March for Babies. She was recognized in 2015 as a Woman to Watch by the Democrat and Chronicle. Ms. Opett currently serves on the Board of Directors for 13thirty, a community organization dedicated to adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer.

Ms. Opett lives in Macedon, New York with her husband Andrew and their son Drew.

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