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Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

Katherine Bechtold, RN,MHA

Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Katherine Bechtold, RN, MHA, serves as the Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer for Covenant Health. In this position, she is responsible for the overall organization and strategic direction of our nursing management team. Her focus includes the development, implementation, and coordination of programs and initiatives that combine to provide consistent, optimum patient care across our system. She serves as a mentor and resource to our nurse leaders, and utilizes her considerable skill set to ensure that the quality, safety and efficacy of patient care meets the highest standards.

Kate brings to this position extensive experience as a senior nurse leader in several settings including large multi-hospital systems. Kate earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Wyoming in Laramie (WY) and her Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Denver. She is a Certified Nurse Executive (NE-BC) and has completed significant coursework through the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a member of several professional associations and has served as a board member for many not-for-profit organizations. Kate is also a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship program.