Meet Our Chief Nursing Officer
It is indeed my privilege to serve as the Chief Nursing Officer of St Joseph
Hospital, the first Catholic Magnet hospital in the state of California.
When we began our journey to build a Nursing Center of Excellence, we
envisioned creating a nursing practice environment that was second to
none. We envisioned highly skilled, highly competent, autonomous nurses,
working collaboratively within a strong interdisciplinary team. We knew
that to build this
Center of Excellence we had to make a major investment in our people. I
am so proud to see what we together have accomplished.
Today we have a practice environment that, I believe, is the best in the
country. We have more than 800 nursing students in clinical rotations
annually. They continually tell us that we have the most supportive learning
environment, conducive to teamwork, collaborative practice and outstanding
care. The personal and professional development that is fostered here
gives rise to clinical experts, strong nurse leaders, a can-do spirit
and a continual drive to push the limits of excellence, striving for perfect care.
I am very proud to say that I am part of the St. Joseph Hospital community
of compassionate caregivers. As we move forward in our journey to extend
our healing ministry to all those we serve, I look forward to working
alongside each of you entrusted to our care or called to serve at St.
Joseph Hospital. It is an honor!
Katie Skelton, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Vice President, Patient Care Services