HD Nursing Names Dr. Amy Hester As Chairwoman and CEO


Prominent patient safety solutions company promotes co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
to expand its clinical and service offerings in acute care and non-acute care settings

BENTON, Ark. — Dr. Amy Hester has been named Chairwoman and CEO of HD Nursing, a
leading provider of patient safety solutions. Dr. Hester co-founded HD Nursing in 2012 along with
her colleague Dees Davis to develop and enhance the science behind falls prevention. She previously
served as HD Nursing’s Chief Scientific Officer and was Director of Nursing Research and
Innovation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences before retiring after 26 years of
service. Dr. Hester continues to serve as adjunct faculty for the UAMS College of Nursing and as
clinician in residence for Health Tech Arkansas where she helps young startups get a footing in

“I am thrilled with becoming the CEO and will be diligently working to advance our service
offerings into the acute and non-acute care settings,” Dr. Hester stated. “Our clinical team at HD
Nursing has been busy the past several years developing new content to roll out and further support
our clients’ needs as they expand their reach to further support the patient populations they serve.
We’ve recently completed a re-brand of our entire service offering in order to expand our sales and
marketing efforts so we can deliver our clinical solutions to health systems across the country”.
In the Fall, 2020 the company will also be rolling out an expansive comprehensive database
development project that should enhance HD Nursing’s ability to demonstrate sustainability of its
programs through enhanced visualizations and analytics of programmatic data. This project will also
allow members of the HD Collaborative new opportunities for benchmarking patient safety
outcomes on a national level with others who use the same clinical content allowing for more
apples-to-apples comparisons.

Dr. Patricia Quigley, Nurse Consultant, former Associate Director of the VISN 8 Patient Safety
Center and Associate Chief for Nursing Research at the James A. Haley VA, has collaborated with
Dr. Hester for the past decade. In 2016, Dr. Quigley became chair of HD Nursing’s Clinical
Advisory Council and consults on clinical and research program opportunities. Committed to
advancing adoption of HD Nursing within the health care industry, Dr. Quigley stated: “It has been
an absolute pleasure to work side by side with Dr. Hester over the past five years. Dr. Hester has
consistently demonstrated her integrated clinical, scientific, and business executive acumen to
continue to spread the dominant evidence-based comprehensive fall and injury prevention program
within the country. Dr. Hester is integrating specialized patient safety approaches for patient
populations within and across the entire spectrum of health care settings. I offer my sincere
congratulations to Dr. Amy Hester.”

The company’s mission and vision for transforming fall and pressure injury prevention within health
care is visible in its results-driven success at the patient, population, hospital and system level. HD
Nursing is committed to continue to champion advancing nursing and interdisciplinary clinical
competencies and skills essential to ensuing patient safety.

About HD Nursing

HD Nursing is the dominant patient safety solution that combines predictive analytics with
individualized fall and fall injury prevention patient care. Offering the only fall risk tool validated in
the electronic medical record, and a program that is a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to
reduce patient falls and injuries, the HD Nursing falls solution is employed by leading health systems
and academic medical centers across the U.S. Leveraging EHR functionality and communication
technologies, new HD Programs in Community Fall Prevention, Early Mobility, Safe Patient
Handling, and Pressure Injury Prevention showcase HD’s dedication to improving multiple patient
safety initiatives across the continuum of care. Since the company’s inception in 2012, HD Nursing
has been fully committed to the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion, which are essential in
its constant pursuit of excellence as a national leader in patient safety.