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CHOC Children’s Hospital names new CNO

Melanie Patterson, DNP, MHA, RN, has been named CHOC Children’s vice president of patient care services and CNO of the health system’s Orange, Calif., campus, according to a news release.

Patterson began her 21-year CHOC tenure in its new graduate program and has served as bedside nurse, charge nurse, clinical coordinator, nurse manager and executive director of the Hyundai
Cancer Institute.

“I look forward to new challenges at CHOC,” Patterson said in the release. “I began my career here and have taken pride in the hospital’s growth and evolution through the years. CHOC’s commitment to excellence and providing high-quality care to our patients and families is inspiring. It is truly my honor to work with a loyal CHOC family.”

Before she was named to her new position on Nov. 17, Patterson served six months in the role on an interim basis. She also played a key leadership role during the construction, opening and licensure of the Bill Holmes Tower, CHOC’s 425,000-square-foot, seven-story patient care tower that opened in
spring 2013.

Earlier in her career, Patterson served as clinical director of pediatrics at City of Hope National Medical Center, in Duarte, Calif., where she also led several units. She a DNP in executive leadership from American Sentinel University, as well as an MHA from Chapman University.

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