CNO Roundtable 2024

Question 2: The Next Year

What is the most exciting nursing-related development at your hospital in the next year or so?

Compilation of headshot photos from 20 CNOs interviewed in the article.

Danielle Gabele / VCMC and Santa Paula Hospital

We’re setting the foundation for shared governance, which is new for our organization. I cannot wait to see what the nurses come up with once it’s in place.

Dark-haired woman in navy blue dress smiling at camera.Leila Ibushi-Thompson / Adventist Health White Memorial

Embarking on the Magnet journey is exciting, a chance for our nursing staff to engage in continuous improvement, foster a culture of innovation, and elevate the standard of care.

Maria Kariuki / California Rehabilitation Institute

I’m excited to see staff becoming more engaged with the profession. I’d like to see more nurses become certified, participate in shared governance, and earn advanced degrees.

Dalarie Manda / St. John’s Regional Medical Center

We’re rolling out new smartphones that will enable our nurses to take photos of wounds, communicate with physicians via secure text, and even provide translation services, all in the palms of their hands.

David Marshall / Cedars-Sinai

We’re partnering with home health providers to provide acute care that was once restricted to hospital settings. This will free up hospital beds for higher-acuity cases and improve outcomes.

Mark Mitchelson / Adventist Health Simi Valley

We just kicked off our Magnet journey. It’s a multiyear process, but the opportunities are huge, and it will make our nursing team so much stronger.

Theresa Murphy / USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Two exciting efforts for the next year are formalizing our shared governance structure and an increased focus on addressing workplace violence directed at nurses.

Cindy Naveira / USC Care & Ambulatory Services

We’ve implemented medical chaperones for sensitive exams. We’re doing this across our health system, and we’re presenting our work nationally to help others follow suit.

Jinhee Nguyen / Adventist Health Glendale

We’re launching our new Center for Nursing Excellence and Innovation, which is a hub for training, growth, and idea exchange, helping us to develop sound policies and best practices.

Darlene Scafiddi / Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

We just opened our new inpatient pediatric unit, which will provide specialized health services with a focus on family-centered care, including overnight parent and sibling accommodations.

Michelle Sterling / Rancho Los Amigos

We’re pursuing our first Magnet designation, a monumental undertaking that will amplify nurse engagement, reduce turnover, and prioritize nurses’ wellbeing.

Armenui Telliyan / Ambulatory Care Network, LAC DHS

We’re working to improve our ability to communicate with patients through our health portal system, which lets us answer patient questions we could previously only address in person.

Joyce Volsch / Redlands Community Hospital

We’ve launched a multiyear journey to reframe our organizational culture around the seven themes of HEART: Healing, Empathy, Accountability, Resolution, and Trust.

Colleen Wilcoxen / USC Arcadia Hospital

In 2022, we transitioned from Methodist Hospital of Arcadia to USC Arcadia Hospital, which is enhancing our ability to collaborate on best practices, expand research, and empower caregivers.

Cheryl Witt Wheelock / Northridge Hospital Medical Center

We’re implementing three interesting new technologies to improve nursing workflows: automated IV pumps, vital sign equipment that flows directly into the EHR, and virtual nursing.

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