Rosanne Raso, RN, MS, NEA-BC, has been named CNO/associate executive director, patient care services at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan.
Raso will be responsible for creating and communicating the vision and direction for nursing at LHH, according to a news release. She will provide strategic leadership and support a progressive professional practice environment that promotes excellence in patient care and nursing practice, with an emphasis on accelerating LHH’s commitment to patient and family-centered care, innovation, quality and staff engagement.
Lenox Hill is a member hospital of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, which made the postion attractive to Raso.
“The combination of Lenox Hill’s rich history with NSLIJ’s legacy of absolute dedication to patient care quality and the workplace was part of the attraction of taking the job,” she said. “This health system is geared toward quality care and a healthy workplace and I felt like my values were directly aligned with their values.”
Raso said the health system’s commitment to its workforce is clear. Orientation includes NSLIJ President Michael Dowling addressing all new hires from every department. Raso, along with 80 to 100 other newly hired staff, listened to Dowling speak for two hours on the importance of each facility to the health system, what the system’s strategy is moving forward and the system’s mission.
In her new role, Raso said she wants to build on the legacy of Lenox Hill and take it to the next level.
“As a nurse leader, the most important things I’ll do are to make sure patients see the quality of care and nurses have a healthy practice environment,” she said. “NSLIJ has so many great facilities, and I really want Lenox Hill to be a jewel in the system.”
Raso, who has more than 35 years of nursing experience, most recently served as CNO and senior vice president of patient care services at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Raso is a longtime member of the Nurse.com regional advisory board for New York/New Jersey.
Nurse.com’s Tracey Boyd contributed to this story.