Nancy Lee, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, to join Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer

Published on 
June 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES - Nancy Lee, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, will join Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) as senior vice president and chief clinical officer (CCO), effective July 5, 2016. In her new role at CHLA, Lee will oversee all clinical services and operations including inpatient and outpatient nursing, clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology, pharmacy, radiology, rehabilitation services, occupational, physical and speech therapy, audiology, respiratory therapy, social work, spiritual care services, language and cultural services, nutrition, clinical education and professional development, patient and family education and diversity services.

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“It is my pleasure to welcome Nancy to CHLA. Her extensive experience combined with her dedication to the nursing profession will undoubtedly help us further fulfill our mission of creating hope and building healthier futures for our patients,” said Paul Viviano, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Lee comes to CHLA from Stanford Health Care, where she served most recently as chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care Services.  A member of the executive leadership team, Lee oversaw the Division of Patient Care Services and was accountable for sustaining the highest standards of nursing practice, care and service delivery throughout the organization.

She was also responsible for the nursing research program and for sustaining a professional practice environment that earned Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  In addition, she also oversaw the strategic planning for programs that transformed the delivery of clinical care to improve the patient care experience while providing excellent clinical and financial outcomes.

“I am delighted to return to Southern California and join the elite team of medical specialists who are dedicated to making CHLA the premier pediatric hospital on the West Coast,” Lee said.

Previous to her most recent role at Stanford, Lee served as vice president of Transformation and was tasked with the implementation of strategic, enterprise-wide initiatives involving electronic health records and patient volumes and throughput. As vice president of Clinical Services, she led operations and business services between the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care.

Prior to her time at Stanford, Nancy served first as chief nursing officer and then as chief operating officer for the Daniel Freeman Hospitals. Before joining Daniel Freeman, she functioned in multiple roles at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. Lee’s current professional affiliations include chair of the board of directors for  Donor Network West and membership in the California Association of Nurses. Lee received a bachelor’s of science in nursing and a master’s in nursing administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. 

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit pediatric health care organization dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures for children. Honored as the premier children’s hospital in California and among the top 10 in the nation, we treat 111,000 young patients annually from Los Angeles and around the world. As a pediatric charity of choice, the hospital relies on the generosity of the community to support its groundbreaking pediatric research and the complex care it provides for critically ill and injured children.

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