Lutheran HealthCare has welcomed back former CNO Rosanne Raso, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, to serve in the newly created position of senior vice president and chief integration officer, according to a news release. In this role, Raso will provide oversight and direction to all projects that will shape the institution’s future, through a new affiliation between Lutheran and NYU Langone Medical Center.
Raso had served as the CNO/associate executive director for patient care services at North Shore-LIJ’s Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan since June 2013. Recently, she also has taken on the role of editor-in-chief of Nursing Management, a monthly journal for nurse leaders.
Before working at Lenox Hill, Raso spent 11 years at Lutheran as CNO, where she was dedicated to improving the practice environment for staff, enhancing patient safety and carrying on the Lutheran mission, according to the release. She also was responsible for Lutheran’s implementation of OpenVISTA EMR, the initiation of a relationship-centered nursing care model, the founding of the Brooklyn Nursing Partnership and the establishment of a bilingual nursing scholarship award. Raso also led numerous quality and safety initiatives with improved patient outcomes, including reductions in CAUTI, VAP, pressure ulcers and medication infusion events, the release said.
Raso earned a BS from the State University of New York at Albany and an MSN from Wagner College in Staten Island.
Raso has served as the president of the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and recently was appointed to the board of the New York Organ Donor Network. She has held various roles with a number of professional nursing organizations.