Estrella R. Sutton RN, BSN, MBA

Sutton, EstrellaTitle: Chief Clinical Officer
Company: Kindred Healthcare
Location: Las Vegas, NV United States

After spending time as a kid going on rounds in the community with her aunt, who was a nurse in the Philippines, Estrella Sutton decided to follow in her footsteps. She joined the health care field in 1981, and has been with Kindred Healthcare for more than a decade now. The corporation is the nation’s largest provider of post-acute care, with settings that range from transitional care hospitals to home health services. There, Ms. Sutton’s responsibilities include overseeing clinical areas, such as nursing, radiology, lab, dietitian and rehabilitation, and serving as the chief nurse of three hospitals in Kindred’s system. She feels lucky that her employer gives women so many opportunities and leadership roles.

Ms. Sutton attributes her success and longevity to her friends and family, as well as her position as a critical care nurse in the U.S. Navy, which she still serves as a reservist. Her time in the Navy has helped her develop strong leadership skills, which she utilizes in her career. Further, she builds relationships easily, and works well with others. Looking forward, Ms. Sutton hopes to train people in the younger generations so that when she retires, everything continues to run smoothly.

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