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Melissa Winter, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC 

Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Winter, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, was appointed chief nursing officer and chief operating officer (CNO/COO) of Baylor Medical Center at McKinney in summer 2011.

As CNO/COO, Winter is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating nursing and ancillary services to ensure the delivery of safe, quality, efficient and compassionate care. Before joining Baylor McKinney, Winter served as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (THHBP), which opened in 2007. During her tenure, Winter helped launch an advanced hospital that is consistently ranked in the top one percent nationally in patient satisfaction.

THHBP received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence designation in 2009 and Magnet® designation in 2011. Winter was listed among the Great 100 Nurses in Dallas/Fort Worth in 2009 and received the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council’s Young Healthcare Executives of the Year award in 2010. 

Winter is a graduate of West Texas A&M University where she earned a bachelor’s in nursing and a master’s in nursing administration. She received her doctorate in nursing practice in December 2014.