October 26, 2022
Methodist Hospital is proud to introduce Celeste Bryson, DNP, MSN, as the new Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO). Bryson is a tenured senior nurse executive leader, bringing 27 years of critical care nursing experience, 20 years of critical care nurse practitioner experience, and over a decade of leadership experience.
Prior to her appointment as ACNO, Bryson served as the Vice President of Nursing at Methodist Hospital, overseeing the critical care and progressive care service lines. Bryson also has served in the U.S. Army for 21 years and continues to serve currently as an LTC in the 7454th Army Reserve Medical Battalion out of JBSA Ft. Sam Houston, TX.
During her tenure, Bryson has played an integral role in stabilizing the leadership of the critical care service line while working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team of leaders and clinical experts to become a highly respected and acute service line. Under Bryson’s leadership, Methodist Hospital has been awarded national recognition for Critical Care Service Excellence in 2022 and the National ELSO Gold Center of Excellence award. She has presented her ECMO expertise at the national nursing conference (NTI) for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and has served as the Chair of the Leadership Advisory Council for Methodist Healthcare.
Bryson has a strong clinical presence, which has resulted in developing vital relationships with colleagues and employees and positive employee engagement. She is a forward thinker with an eye for clinical excellence and the future growth of service lines. Bryson holds a DNP from the University of Tennessee and is board certified as a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist.
In her role as Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Bryson will oversee critical care services, medical surgical progressive care units, medicine 1 and 3, as well as neuro telemetry. She says she is most excited about the opportunity to instill and represent the power of Methodist Healthcare’s mission and vision in and to staff, patients, and families.
Bryson officially started her role as Associate Chief Nursing Officer on October 23.