News Center

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

St. Francis nurses bring depth of experience to new management roles

INDIANAPOLIS – Two long-time registered nurses at Franciscan St. Francis Health have assumed new leadership positions with the hospital’s Women and Children’s Services department.

Kim Hodges is the new manager of labor and delivery and postpartum and Angela M. Bratina becomes the assistant director of nursing.

Hodges’ most previous position was patient care coordinator in the hospital’s obstetrics unit, where she was responsible for staff development and counseling and overseeing overall patient safety. Affiliated with St. Francis since 2002, she has served as a neonatal intensive care nurse, childbirth educator and worked in postpartum and the newborn nursery.

A Greenwood, Ind. resident, Hodges earned a master’s degree in nursing administration at the Indiana University School of Nursing where she also received her undergraduate degree in nursing.

Before her promotion, Bratina was manager of postpartum and the newborn nursery at the hospital’s Indianapolis campus. A certified family nurse practitioner, she has been affiliated with St. Francis since 2001, and has served in a variety of nursing areas, including coronary care and medical/surgical.

Bratina, an Indianapolis resident, earned a master’s in nursing from the University of Indianapolis where she earlier received her undergraduate degree in nursing.

Both Hodges and Bratina hold several specialty certifications and were awarded academic honors during their education.

To learn more about nursing at Franciscan St. Francis Health, go to