Chief Nursing Officer Paulette Heitmeyer has been named a finalist for the Los Angeles Business Journal 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards.
Paulette Heitmeyer has been the Chief Nursing Officer of Marina del Rey Hospital for nearly three years. She is responsible for overseeing all hospital operations that pertain to patient care, from admission to discharge. She supervises twelve departments within the facility and the 11 Directors and Manager that lead the 436 nurses supporting them.
In addition, she also evaluates current processes and policies to formulate methods of improvement, adopting new technologies and implementing new programs to improve patient care operations.
As new equipment is constantly being introduced to the hospital, she reviews all new items adopted by the facility in conjunction with the Product Evaluation Committee to ensure patient safety. No matter how busy her schedule is, Heitmeyer starts off her day by visiting at least four patients and ends her day by visiting those same patients, helping them with personal and incontinence care, providing them with emotional support, and administering medications and treatments when needed.
The Los Angeles Business Journal hosted this forum and awards breakfast on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 8:00 – 10:30 am at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. The Finalists as well as the seven award categories winners were formally announced at the breakfast. To accompany the event, the Los Angeles Business Journal has published a special section highlighting each of the Finalists, the Winners, and the event itself within its May 4th edition.