A Message from Laura Ramos, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer

Every time I walk through the units and departments of St. Jude Medical Center I am reminded of what an honor it is to serve you as this hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer.

Our nurses’ achievements are evident in outstanding clinical outcomes, top decile patient satisfaction, and a long and growing list of national awards and honors. Each year, nurse-led patient safety and quality initiatives continue to transform care, as our RNs bring new research, innovation and expertise to the bedside and beyond.

As health care has grown increasingly complex, our nurses have responded by continuing to learn, grow and advance their practice. The number of St. Jude nurses who have earned or are pursuing a BSN, MSN or professional certification in their specialty dramatically exceeds industry averages—far surpassing even the standards required for Magnet-designated hospitals.

While distinguishing themselves as national leaders at conferences, our nurses have also shaped a vibrant and unique work environment—one characterized by shared decision-making, professional development, and collaboration across every level of the organization. Hundreds of St. Jude nurses participate in shared governance councils, lead interdisciplinary improvement projects, and help create industry-wide best practices.

Our nurses continue a 65-year ministry of life-changing compassion, a ministry first established by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange to care for those made vulnerable by illness, disease or circumstance. While the Sisters are no longer present on every floor, our units and departments are filled with individuals who see nursing as a calling, not simply a job, and have found in St. Jude one of California’s most distinctive and fulfilling work environments.

I am proud to call St. Jude home and grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside such talented and passionate caregivers.

Sincerely,


Laura Ramos, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Vice President, Patient Care Services

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