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Hospital executives earn advanced board certification

New Britain [November 01 2011] - Two Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) executives have recently earned Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification.

Denise Peterson, R.N., M.S., vice president of Patient Care Services/chief nursing officer; and Shelley Dietz, R.N., MBA, director of Care Coordination, both achieved Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification, with the credentialing distinction of NEA-BC.

Peterson, appointed to her current position in May, joined the hospital as director of nursing in 2007 and assumed additional responsibility leading the Oncology Service line in 2008. Before joining HOCC with 25 years of healthcare experience, she held varied leadership roles. Peterson earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Hartford and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is green-belt certified in Lean Six Sigma.

Dietz joined the hospital in 2010, having worked 21 years at the University of Connecticut Health Center in numerous positions, including director of Patient Flow, Nursing Staffing Resources, Care Coordination and the Volunteer Department. Dietz earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Northeastern University and her master’s degree in business administration from Western New England University. She is certified in professional health management and is a certified case manager.

Contact: Kimberly Gensicki, 860-224-5900, X6507






Denise Peterson, RN, MS



Shelley Dietz, RN, MBA







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