PPH hires director of clinical transformation
With more than 30 years of experience in nursing and healthcare leadership, Joy Gorzeman, RN, MSN, MBA has joined Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) as its director of clinical transformation.
During her career, Gorzeman has worked as a staff nurse, manager, educator, director, chief nursing officer, chief operating officer and vice president for major healthcare systems across the nation.
Gorzeman recently was the senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Trinity Health, in Novi, Mich. Trinity Health, the fourth largest Catholic health system in the country, consists of 43 owned and managed hospitals in seven states with annual revenues of $5.5 billion. Locally, Gorzeman was the chief nursing officer and chief operating officer for Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside.
“Joy is passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients, providers and others who are touched by the patient care process throughout the continuum of care,” said Lorie Shoemaker, RN, MSN, DHA, NEA-BC, chief nurse executive for PPH. “Joy brings a great depth of knowledge and expertise that will complement our team and ultimately make the patient care experience exceptional at PPH.”
As director of clinical transformation, Gorzeman will be responsible for coordinating clinical projects and processes that create and/or enhance the healing experience for patients, families and visitors, as well as creating a healing environment for hospital district employees and physicians. She will also play a major role with PPH’s efforts as it prepares to open Palomar Medical Center West, ”the hospital of the future,” in 2012.
Gorzeman earned her nursing degree from St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing, Sioux City, Iowa. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science in nursing from the University of Texas, and her Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University. She is also a graduate of the Johnson & Johnson Fellows Program for Nurse Executives at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
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