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Janice (Jan) Penney is chief nursing officer at MidMichigan Health and vice president and chief nursing officer at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SVSU in 1986, after which she accepted a position in Critical Care and Emergency Services Nursing Education at Midland Hospital. While completing the Master of Science in Nursing at SVSU, she was a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist at Midland’s MidMichigan Medical Center. Throughout her career, Jan has had many leadership roles, including strategic business unit leader for cardiovascular services and nursing director at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. She also served on the State of Michigan Certificate of Need Standards Advisory Committee for open heart surgery. As clinical nurse specialist and interim Critical Care Unit manager, Jan was recognized by MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland with the Bernard E. Lorimer Award and Most Valuable Person Award. Jan has served as a board member on the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction and has been active in the American Heart Association. Her research has been published in several professional publications.