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Katie Triplett Makes MBJ 40 Under 40 List

Published: Nov. 11, 2016

OMAHA ―  Katie Triplett, nurse practitioner and coordinator of the Chest Pain Unit at Methodist Hospital, joined a growing list of young leaders in the Omaha community when she was named to the Midlands Business Journal (MBJ) 40 under 40 list.

This marks the 15th year for the award and over 600 professionals have been recognized. Past Methodist award winners include Sharlon Rodgers, Josie Abboud, Matt Shaw and Jennifer Fletcher. In 2010, Sue Korth was the Woman of Distinction honoree. 

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of this year’s 40 under 40 recipients,” Triplett says. “I am committed to Methodist’s mission of caring for people and will continue to work to ensure we provide the highest quality holistic care for our patients and their families.”

Award winners were chosen for their innovative and risk-taking attributes. The selection committee sought executives in a different approach, identifying those who showed drive in leadership and demonstration of positive change within their respective organizations.

At Methodist, Triplett was responsible for developing, directing and opening the first protocol-driven Chest Pain Unit and led Methodist Health System to achieve it’s first-ever, system-wide Chest Pain Center accreditation.

As a primary force on the Nebraska Health Network cardiology clinical integration work group, she manages collaboration among physicians from Methodist and Nebraska Medicine to standardize and operationalize patient care protocols, improving the overall quality and cost of care for the Omaha community. She also established and now chairs Methodist’s interdisciplinary chest pain center committee, which oversees and drives those quality initiatives pertaining to the care of the chest pain patient populations.

A Clarkson Hospital graduate at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels, Triplett’s efforts were integral in Methodist achieving the American Heart Association’s highest Mission: Lifeline Gold award for quality care and was twice nominated for the Methodist Hospital Nurse Excellence leadership award.

She also lends her talents in the community via community leadership roles at the Rose Theater, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Jaycees, Girls Scouts, American Heart Association and Junior League of Omaha.