McKinlay named CNO

Jodi Coates Mckinlay has been named Gunnison Valley Hospital’s new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Jodi has been with GVH since 2000.

“Jodi is a RN and is currently one of our wound care nurses and our discharge planner. She does a fantastic job, and we cannot wait to see her in her new role,” they said.

            Jodi Coates McKinlay, BSN has been a resident of North Sevier for nearly her entire life. She is the daughter of Dana and the late Neal D. Coates. She currently resides in Aurora with her husband, Chris – a Field Operations Manager at Wheeler Machinery in Salina. Together they are the proud parents of Kodi Jo, Jacey, and Max McKinlay.

Jodi started working at Gunnison Valley Hospital (GVH) in 2000 as a CNA, and over the past 20 years has had the opportunity to “wear many hats.” Before becoming the new Chief Nursing Officer at GVH, Jodi was working in the Wound Care Clinic alongside Dr. Adam Jensen and was also the Discharge Planner. Additionally, she led as the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Coordinator, and educated patients on pre-op and post-op care. During the pandemic, Jodi has played a pivotal role in distributing the Monoclonal Antibody treatment for COVID-19 to community members who meet certain criteria.

From 2008-2019, Jodi worked as a home health nurse for Accredo Infusion in addition to her employment at GVH – something she says really strengthened her love and appreciation for Central Utah community members.

“I am humbled to be chosen to lead the nursing team at Gunnison Valley Hospital,” said McKinlay. “It is an amazing group of dedicated, compassionate people. I am excited for this new adventure. When I started at Gunnison Valley Hospital at just 18 years old, I knew I hit the jackpot when it came to jobs – and I still feel that way now, over twenty years later!”

She explained “GVH has a culture that is unmatched, and we are a true family.”

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