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Buffalo General Medical Center Names Antrum Chief Nursing Officer

Updated: 6/19/2014

Vi-Anne Antrum, RN, FACHE, has been named vice president and chief nursing officer (CNO) for Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC).

Antrum most recently served as the assistant director of nursing at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). In that role, she was responsible for operations, oversight and quality of nursing care for inpatient units, including nursing care coordinators, transport team, float pools and more. In her 10 years at ECMC, Antrum also served as the manager of inpatient hemodialysis, the vascular access center and IV team, as well as nursing care coordinator.

“Strong nursing leadership is vital for our success,” said Cheryl Klass, president of BGMC. “We are fortunate to have Vi-Anne join us; she has deep experience and a tremendous commitment to nursing. I know that Vi-Anne will be instrumental in creating a culture of patient-centered care, where we will lead at the bedside with nursing.”

In her new role as CNO at BGMC, Antrum will oversee nursing operations, develop and implement nursing strategies and policies, nursing practice guidelines and quality indicators, all with a focus on delivering high quality care to patients and families. 

Antrum’s 24 years of nursing experience also includes time as the manager of the non-invasive cardiology unit at Sisters Hospital of Buffalo as well as the nursing supervisor at DeGraff Memorial Hospital.

A dual master’s graduate in business administration/nursing (MBA/MSN) from the University of Phoenix, she resides in Amherst. Antrum received her bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) from Daemen College and associates in nursing (AAS) from Onondaga Community College. She recently completed Harvard University’s executive education program “Managing Healthcare Delivery.”

Antrum is very active in professional nursing. She currently serves as president of the Academy of Med-Surg Nurses Buffalo Chapter, president of the Healthcare Executive Forum and is a member of the nominating committee for the Western New York Professional Nurses Association.