November 26, 2014 (La Mesa)--Sharp Grossmont Hospital announces that Louise White, RN, BSN, MHA has been named Chief Nursing Officer of the 540-bed acute care hospital. She has also been named Vice President of Patient Care Services and will be responsible for the Clinical Nursing Departments.
White comes to Sharp Grossmont Hospital from Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) where she oversaw patient care services at the 378-bed hospital. She was instrumental in orchestrating and completing the successful opening of CHOC’s 250,000-square-foot medical center. She has also served as CNO and Vice President at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage and worked at Memorial Health Care System, Long Beach as the Vice President of Cardiovascular Services.
White has more than 25 years as a health care executive with 12 years of experience in the CNO role and has lead teams to achieve Magnet re-designation and Beacon Award recognition for PICU as well as Stroke, STEMI, and Orthopedic accreditation.
She received her nursing education from North Lothian College of Nursing and Midwifery in Edinburgh, Scotland and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration.
White has been married for 30 years and has a son and two grandchildren, she has a passion for hiking and is an avid bird watcher.