WellStar Health System has named John Kueven, FACHE, as senior vice president and president of WellStar Paulding Hospital. As president of the hospital, Kueven will oversee day-to-day operations of the 112-bed facility and 182-bed skilled nursing center. Kueven will assume the role on March 5.
In addition to being a registered nurse, Kueven brings more than 10 years of healthcare administration experience to WellStar. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Memorial Herman Katy, a 208-bed hospital in Katy, Texas. In addition to numerous awards for patient safety, the hospital is in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally, according to hospital rating services Healthgrades and The Leapfrog Group.
Additionally, Kueven has worked in a variety of administrative roles at Boston Children’s Hospital and North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
Kueven received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Millsaps College and master’s degrees in both business administration and health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Additionally, he obtained his associate of nursing degree from Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, Miss.