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MountainStar Healthcare taps Sabrina Braun as top nurse leader

18-year veteran of HCA Healthcare to lead and support 3,700 nurses.

March 26, 2024
Headshot of Sabrina Braun.

Salt Lake City, UT — MountainStar Healthcare has named Sabrina Braun as its new chief nurse executive, the Utah-based healthcare network announced today.

Braun will oversee nursing operations in support of the more than 3,700 nurses inside HCA Healthcare‘s Mountain Division. The Mountain Division encompasses the MountainStar network in Utah as well as sister facilities in Alaska and Idaho. In all, caregivers at the more than 100 Mountain Division sites of care serve 1.5 million patient encounters each year.

“Our care teams in Utah, Idaho and Alaska have such an outstanding track record of delivering quality care,” Braun said. “I look forward to working with them as we continue to embrace clinical technology, advance our capabilities, and evolve with the healthcare needs of these very dynamic communities.”

Braun has spent the past 18 years serving patients and clinicians at sister facilities inside HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. Most recently, she was the chief nursing officer at HCA Florida Ocala Hospital. During her six-year tenure there, she helped the 323-bed facility improve both nurse retention and care quality, and her teams achieved Pathway of Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as well as the AACN Beacon Gold award for critical care.

She steps into this new role at a time when the Mountain Division is accelerating efforts to develop the next generation of nurses and nursing leaders. Clinical leaders partnered with HCA Healthcare to welcome leading nurse educator Galen College of Nursing to Utah in 2023. The division also launched a Caregivers of Tomorrow program to sponsor colleagues’ tuition to select clinical programs in all three states and opened HCA Healthcare Centers for Clinical Advancement in Draper and Ogden.

Braun previously held nursing leadership positions at HCA Healthcare facilities in Florida, Indiana and Texas. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Walden University, as well as dual Master’s Degrees (in nursing and healthcare administration) from the University of Phoenix. She is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and has supported her communities by serving on numerous boards and coalitions. She and her husband of 22 years have two children.

Braun succeeds Jen (Wagenaar) Boren who recently accepted a chief nurse executive post in HCA Healthcare’s East Florida Division.

March 26, 2024