Georgetown, Texas — St. David’s Georgetown Hospital has named Jonelle Thomas, MSN, RN, NE-BC, as the facility’s new chief nursing officer. Thomas assumed her new role on August 21, 2023.

“Jonelle brings a wealth of knowledge and a decade of experience in nursing leadership,” Kyle Landry, chief executive officer of St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, said. “I am pleased to welcome her to our hospital’s leadership team and look forward to the many contributions she will make at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital.”

Previously, Thomas served as assistant chief nursing officer at The Medical Center of Aurora, a 467-bed Level II Trauma Center in Aurora, Colorado. In this role, she oversaw the emergency department and served as the executive sponsor of the Patient Care Technician Council and Nursing Cabinet Council.

Prior to this, Thomas was the assistant chief nursing officer at Sky Ridge Medical Center—a 284-bed Level II Trauma Center in Lone Tree, Colorado—where she designed and implemented a Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses and a nurse advisory group to support new nursing graduates. Before serving as assistant chief nursing officer, Thomas was director of medical telemetry at Sky Ridge Medical Center. She also served as an assistant nurse manager for the intermediate care unit at Rose Medical Center in Denver and as a nursing supervisor and nursing services manager at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in Denver.

Thomas earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.