Lovelace Women's Hospital

Dawn Kregel

Chief Nursing Officer


Dawn Kregel, DNP, MSN-HCM, RN, CCRN, is the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Lovelace Women’s Hospital. Dawn will be responsible for the nursing operations of our hospital. She most recently served as Lovelace Women’s Hospital’s interim CNO.

Dawn’s career has spanned almost 24 years, with roles including clinical nurse, supervisor, associate chief nurse and chief nursing officer positions.

Prior to joining Lovelace, she worked as the Regional Resource Chief Clinical Officer for Vibra Healthcare in Mechanicsburg, PA, Chief Nursing Officer for Mercy Medical Center in Massachusetts and Associate Cheif Nursing Officer for Women and Infant's Hospital of Rhode Island, where she was responsible for performance improvement for nursing-sensitive indicators, such as falls, medication administration, pain management, and HCAHPS maintenance. She also assessed knowledge gaps and regulatory compliance and readiness for The Joint Commission (TJC), the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Healthcare, Inc. and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) surveys.

Dawn completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) at Texas Women’s University and a Bachelors in Business Administration at the University of Texas, both in Denton, TX and her Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from Loyola University in Chicago, IL. She will be receiving her Doctor of Nurse Practice – Executive Leadership (DNP) from Chamberlain University. Dawn is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nursing Leadership, American Association of Critical-Care Nursing (AACN) and has been invited to join Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Misty Gordon

Chief Financial Officer


Misty has 20 years’ experience in health care, serving in financial leadership roles. She joined Lovelace Women’s Hospital in 2015 as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Misty is responsible for the fiscal health of Lovelace Women’s Hospital, as well as providing administrative management for Finance, Health Information Management, the Business Office, Materials Management/Purchasing, Case Management, IT and Admitting. 

Prior to joining Lovelace, Misty was the chief financial officer for Community Health Systems (CHS) at Mat-Su Regional Hospital in Palmer, Alaska, where she provided top-level financial guidance for a hospital and clinics with over 100 providers and 550 employees. Misty has also worked for Universal Health Services (UHS) in Las Vegas, Nev. and Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West) in Henderson, Nev.

Misty completed her Bachelor of Science degree in both Business Administration and Accounting from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. She also has a minor in merchandising from Colorado State University.