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ANA Enterprise CEO Named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare List

ANA Enterprise Chief Executive Officer Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” This awards and recognition program honors individuals in health care who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential individuals in the field.

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Modern Healthcare also honored Dr. Cole on their 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives list earlier this year. An accomplished health care leader, Dr. Cole was appointed as the ANA Enterprise CEO in 2018 and is active in many professional organizations. Previously, Dr. Cole served as the ANCC executive director and executive vice president, president of the Virginia Nurses Association and currently as a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

The “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” honorees come from all sectors of health care, including hospitals, health systems, insurance, government, vendors and suppliers, policy, trade and professional organizations. Dr. Cole and fellow honorees are highlighted in the Dec. 9 print edition of Modern Healthcare and online at


The ANA Enterprise is the organizing platform of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation. The ANA Enterprise leverages the combined strength of each to drive excellence in practice and ensure nurses’ voice and vision are recognized by policy leaders, industry influencers and employers. From professional development and advocacy, credentialing and grants, and products and services, the ANA Enterprise is the leading resource for nurses to arm themselves with the tools, information, and network they need to excel in their individual practices. In helping individual nurses succeed—across all practices and specialties, and at each stage of their careers—the ANA Enterprise is lighting the way for the entire profession to succeed.

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