Della Sennett named Chief Nursing Officer of Scott Memorial Health

February 14, 2020

Scottsburg, Ind. (February 14, 2020) – Scott Memorial Health (SMH) announced today that Della Sennett has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of SMH, effective February 17, 2020. Sennett has served as Interim CNO at SMH since July 2019. Scott Memorial Health from Clark Memorial Health, where she serves as Director of Medical Surgical Department.

“We are so excited to have Sennett step into this important leadership role,” said Martin Padgett, chief executive officer (CEO) of SMH.  “She is an exemplary leader with a tremendous amount of clinical experience and expertise. Her commitment to patient care, physicians, employees and the community is evident in all that she does, and I know that she will help us further advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”

Prior to joining SMH, Della held several director roles at Clark Memorial Health including Medical Surgical Nursing, Quality/Risk, Compliance, Case Management and HIM since joining that team in 2002.  Della began her nursing career as a Behavioral Health Nurse and worked in the Quality Department as a Quality Specialist.  

“Della is a great fit for our hospital,” said Angie Doan, Chief Financial Officer of SMH. “We have been so impressed with her experience and knowledge, as well as /her genuine care for people. We are really looking forward to working with her to lead the hospital forward.”

“Scott Memorial Health is such an important part of this community,” said Sennett, “and I am really excited to take on this new role and join this incredible team of individuals. I look forward to building on the strong foundation that already exists and helping the leadership team look for even more ways to improve the overall health and well-being of this community.”

A native of Louisville, Ky., Sennett graduated from Jefferson Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from McKendree University and a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University.  Sennett holds certifications as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.  She serves on several local university advisory boards and the Indiana Hospital Association Coalition for Patient Safety.