DCCS Transitional Leadership: CNO Patti S. McCue

Patti S. McCue, Sc.D., MSN, RN, | Experienced #CNO & Consultant


Award-winning #ChiefNursingOfficer & #HealthcareOperationsLeader credited with designing and introducing innovative, evidence-based practices in leadership development and performance improvement to launch nursing and organizations to the next level.


Expertise spans integrated healthcare systems, an academic medical center, the largest rural hospital in the country, and nonprofit community teaching hospitals.


Key Accomplishments:

  • Led two successful Magnet re-designation for two hospitals of large, integrated healthcare system; Achieved initial designation for system owned Medical Group (300+ providers across 60 owned primary and specialty care practices) —one of only five practices nationally to be recognized.

  • Secured Board’s endorsement of a $1.5M investment in nursing staff education increasing BSN prepared RNs from 25% to 58% in four years.

  • Collaborated with private University and local Community College to create a Center for Simulation and Virtual Learning, a $6M, 15,000-square-foot-state-of-the-art facility that provides simulation training venues for all local healthcare students, community first responders, and health system employees.

  • Career track record of significant and sustained improvement in quality/safety metrics, patient experience, staff engagement, and staff productivity.

  • Known for relationship and team-building skills; mentoring, coaching up and coming leaders; creating a culture of inter-professional collaborative practice within the patient care setting.

  • Effectively integrates newly acquired hospitals into established systems creating standardization of professional nursing practice and patient care/operational processes.

  • Executive oversight of four major construction projects totaling $703M and 376,857-square-feet. All projects were completed on time and on or under budget.

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