CNO Roundtable

Chief Nursing Officer Roundtable 2020

Leadership from complexity to crisis

To our skilled and compassionate working nurses in the 2020 Nurse’s Week –  You are the heart and the backbone of healthcare. Thank you!

It has become a tradition in the May issue of Working Nurse to interview local chief nursing officers and nursing school deans on topics that impact nurses, health systems and the communities they serve.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing leaders were grappling with a multitude of complex challenges. For the 2020 Roundtable, we asked them to share their views on subjects ranging from technological innovations to depictions of nurses in the media to staffing strategies.

We also wanted to know how they are supporting nursing teams during the stress and chaos of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Thank you to our inspiring nursing leaders for their insight on these topics:

2020: The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Your Path to Leadership

Lifelong Learning

Nurses in the Media

Staffing Challenges and the Silver Wave

CNO Reading List

New Grads at the Bedside

Exciting Innovations

The COVID-19 Pandemic


Pictured above top, left to right: Lori Burnell, RN, Ph.D., NEA-BC, Sr. Vice President / Chief Nursing Officer, Valley Presbyterian Hospital; Jennifer R. Castaldo, RN, BSN, MSHA, NEA-BC, Vice President / Chief Nursing Officer, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital; Derek Drake, RN, DNP, NE-BC, CNML, CNL, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Francis Medical Center; Debra Flores, MSM, BSN, RN, FACHE, Chief Operations Officer / Chief Nursing Officer, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Katie Hughes, RN, MSN, CRRN, Chief Nursing Officer, Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare; Patricia S. Matos, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital (UCLA Health).

Nursing Education

Bottom, left to right: Robyn M. Nelson, RN, Ph.D., MSN, Dean, College of Nursing, West Coast University; Denise Robinson, RN, DNP, MPH, WOCN, Chief Nursing Officer, Loma Linda University Medical Center; Gloria Sanchez-Rico, RN, BSN, MBA, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer / Senior Vice President, Huntington Hospital; Linda Sarna, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, Dean / Professor / Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Chair, UCLA School of Nursing Lauren Spilsbury, RN, MSN, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Redlands Community Hospital; Irena Zuanic, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Vice President / Chief Nursing Officer, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital.


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