Lindner Center of HOPE Names New Chief Nursing Officer

Jan Marhefka, MSN, RN at LCOH

Mason, OH, March 21, 2023 – Lindner Center of HOPE has named Jan Marhefka, MSN, RN, to the position of Chief Nursing Officer. Marhefka has been serving as Associate Chief Nursing Officer since November 2021.

As Chief Nursing Officer at the Lindner Center of HOPE, Marhefka has oversight of the Access Referral Center, the Welcome Center, Neuromodulation Center, social work, spiritual care, recreation therapy, House Supervisors, Utilization Review, Educators, Staffing Coordinator and direct oversight of both adult inpatient units.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, she worked in an acute medical hospital and served as Director of Nursing with oversight of the inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient partial hospitalization program, ICU, Emergency Department and progressive care unit.  Marhefka has been in management for 24 years and an RN for 31 years.   She also teaches as an ad hoc professor for Miami University’s nursing program. Marhefka was named Employee of the Year at Lindner Center of HOPE in 2020.

Marhefka joined the Center in 2015 initially serving in the Manager of Quality and Compliance role.  In 2018, she accepted the Manager of Inpatient Units and was promoted to Director of Nursing in 2019.

Marilyn Schwemberger, MBA, MSN, RN, retired from the role of Chief Nursing Officer at Lindner Center of HOPE earlier this month.

Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.