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Nancy Lee Joins CHLA As New VP, To Oversee Clinical Services, Operations

Nancy Lee

Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – 6:09 PM

Nancy Lee, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, has been named Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) senior VP and chief clinical officer, effective Monday.

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.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Nancy to CHLA,” said Paul Viviano, CHLA president/CEO. “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.” 

Lee comes to CHLA from Stanford Health Care, where, as a member of the executive leadership team, she served most recently as chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care Services. She was also responsible for the nursing research program and for creating a practice environment that earned Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

“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.

Lee’s current professional affiliations include chair of the board of directors for Donor Network West and a member of the California Association of Nurses.

Before her most recent role at Stanford, Lee served as VP of Transformation and was tasked with the implementation of strategic, enterprise-wide initiatives involving electronic health records. She also served as VP of Clinical Services, leading operations and business services between the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care.

Prior to her time at Stanford, Lee served first as chief nursing officer and then as chief operating officer for the Daniel Freeman Hospitals. Before that, she held multiple positions at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.

Lee received a bachelor’s of science in nursing and a master’s in nursing administration from Cal State, Dominguez Hills.


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