CNO Roundtable 2023

Chief Nursing Officer Roundtable 2023

Celebrating Nurses Week

Each year, we celebrate Nurses Week by inviting chief nursing officers from California hospitals to participate in a roundtable discussing important issues facing nurses today. This year, we asked our panel to respond to the following seven questions:

  1. Why do you think the public has such a strong trust in nurses?
  2. How can nurses work more effectively within multidisciplinary teams?
  3. What’s a noteworthy nurse-led project you’ve seen recently?
  4. What do you see as the biggest challenges in preparing new grad RNs today?
  5. What’s a new technology you think will be commonplace in 10 years?
  6. What advice do you have for nurses interested in a leadership career?
  7. What do you love most about being a CNO?
Thank you to this year’s esteemed panel:
  • Nancy Blake, RN, Ph.D., NEA-BC, NHDP-BC, FAONL, FACHE, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Annabelle Duschane Braun, RN, DNP, NE-BC, VP of Patient Care/Chief Nursing Officer, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, Fountain Valley
  • Lori Burnell, RN, Ph.D., NEA-BC, Sr. VP/Chief Nursing Officer, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys
  • Gloria Carter RN, MSN, CENP, VP/Chief Nursing Officer, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach
  • Anita Girard, RN, DNP, CPHQ, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer & VP of Nursing Department, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles
  • Karen Grimley, RN, Ph.D., MBA, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN, Chief Nursing Executive, UCLA Health, Los Angeles
  • Katie Hughes, RN, MSN, CRRN, Chief Nursing Officer, Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, Pomona
  • Evelyn Ku, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, VP/Chief Nursing Officer, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Santa Clarita
  • Joyce Leido, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, CPHIMS, Chief Nurse Executive, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
  • Deborah McCoy, RN, MS, FACHE, VP/Chief Nursing Officer, USC Arcadia Hospital
  • Theresa Murphy, RN, MSHCA, CENP, Chief Nursing Officer, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale
  • Jinhee Nguyen, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Patient Care Executive, Adventist Health Glendale
  • Tanya Osborne-McKenzie, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC, CPPS, Chief Nursing Officer, MLK Community Healthcare, Los Angeles
  • Gloria Sanchez-Rico, RN, BSN, MBA, NEA-RN, Sr. VP/CNO, Huntington Health, an Affiliate of Cedars-Sinai, Pasadena
  • Dianne Sauco, RN, MSN, MSHCA, Chief Nursing Officer, PIH Health Downey Hospital
  • Darlene Scafiddi, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Executive VP of Patient Care, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

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