By Laura Lesley
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Alumna Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-BC, FAAN, FAEN, has been selected to serve as Vice President, Patient Access and Care Delivery Transformation for Ascension Healthcare, the health care delivery subsidiary of Ascension.
Henderson is nationally recognized for successfully increasing access to high-quality, low-cost healthcare for thousands of patients through virtual care models. In addition to her new role as Vice President, she also serves as Clinical Professor of Population Health at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas-Austin.
Prior to joining Ascension, Henderson was Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. There, she led the development of a statewide telehealth program, which was recognized as a national model.
Some of Henderson’s leadership roles include service as a board member of the American Telemedicine Association, executive director of the Mississippi Telehealth Association and board member of Mississippi Health Information Network. She is also a Fellow in the Emergency Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nursing.
Henderson earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the UAB School of Nursing in 2010.