Chief Nursing Officer
Nikki Rivers is the chief nursing officer of Seton’s south group of hospitals, which includes Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle, Seton Southwest Hospital in Austin, Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital in Luling and Seton Smithville Regional Hospital.
She brings more than 25 years of nursing management and experience to this role. She joined Seton in 1998 as the director of Surgical Services for University Medical Center Brackenridge. She later served as the South Group CNO when Seton Medical Center Hays opened in 2009; director of nursing at Seton Southwest; and CNO for the South Market. Most recently at Seton, she served as Network Vice President for Surgical Services.
Nikki is published in Nursing Management Journal and OR Nurse Journal. She returned to Seton in 2015 after a year in Lawrence, Kansas, where she was the Vice President of Nursing Services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She earned her bachelor of science degree in Nursing at the University of Oklahoma and her MBA at Oklahoma City University.