COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall: Part 1
Recorded On: 05/12/2020
A virtual Town Hall (held on May 12, 2020) for neonatal and perinatal nurse leaders and their staff. The panel of experts discussed their experiences, the current state in their hospitals and communities and shared perspectives on where they hope to end up. Discussions included potential changes in how we operate, communicate and provide care to patients and families in our units, in our hospitals and throughout the healthcare system.
Jodi Coombs, MBA, BSN, RN
Executive Vice President & COO Children's Mercy Hospital
Jodi Coombs has been a nurse for 25 years and has worked in several prestigious organizations such as Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford where she was the Director of Cardiovascular Nursing; Boston Children’s as the Director of Cardiovascular Nursing; Oregon Health and Science University as the VP of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Women’s Health, Tufts Medical Center as the SVP of the Floating Hospital for Children and Women’s Health and now newly appointed to the COO role at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, MO.
Jodi’s passion is around patient safety and creating highly reliable processes around daily operations which include teaching leaders about their budgets and how to bring together the clinical and financial aspects that help set leaders up for success.
Jason Wolf, Ph.D, CPXP
President & CEO The Beryl Institute
Rose Horton MSM, RN, NEA-BC
Specialty Director Women & Infant Services, Emory Healthcare
Lori Armstrong, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
CEO & Chief Clinical Officer Inspire Nurse Leaders
Dr. Lori Armstrong, DNP, RN NEA-BC is CEO & Chief Clinical Officer at Inspire Nurse Leaders TM specializes in educating and growing nurse leaders to become their best enabling them to achieve great outcomes for themselves, their patients, and teams.
For over 25 years, Dr. Armstrong has held executive level and senior leadership roles at top hospitals including Kaiser Permanente, New York Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s. Academically Lori earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice- Executive Leadership @ Drexel University and is a graduate of Harvard’s Executive Leadership Program. Lori serves on several national boards and is the recipient of multiple awards including Silicon Valley Woman of Distinction and the Jennifer L Howse Leadership Award.
Most recently her passion for the link between nursing leadership and patient/staff outcomes led Lori to create The Nurse Leader Academy (NLA). The NLA is a uniquely designed nurse leadership development curriculum helping nurse leaders achieve top decile performance. Lori’s expertise, humor and contagious energy make her a sought-after speaker, teacher, and coach.
Samantha Alessi MSN, APRN, RNC-NIC, CLC, AACNS-N
Clinical Nurse Specialist NYU Langone
Angela Myers, MD, MPH, FAAP, FPIDS
Director of Infectious Diseases Associate Director Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Childrens Mercy
Angela L. Myers MD, MPH, FAAP completed her medical degree in 2001at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine where she was recognized with the Laura L. Backus, M.D., Memorial Award for Excellence in Pediatrics. Following her pediatric residency and fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, she completed a Master’s degree in Public Health with distinction from the University of Kansas. She is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UMKC School of Medicine and is the Associate Fellowship Program Director, after serving as the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director for 8 years. Following completion of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Leadership in Education and Academic Development program in 2013, Angie was elected to the APPD Fellowship Program Directors Executive Committee, serving as Chair in 2016-2017. Currently, Angie serves as Chair for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Training Program Committee, and serves on the American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Subboard. These national commitments led to Angie serving as the lead author for the development of national subspecialty specific curriculum and assessment tools. Over the past 3 years, Angie has served as a steering committee member of the Subspecialty Pediatric Investigator Network, helping to lead educational research studies among all pediatric subspecialty training programs across the nation. Dr. Myers has authored over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts and 12 book chapters. She has served as the primary investigator on 7 funded grants, most recently related to increasing human papillomavirus vaccine rates by linking to the provider recommendation. She won the Clinical Advances in Pediatrics Faculty Award in 2015 for outstanding teaching and support of the community pediatrician and the Department of Pediatrics Established Career for Clinical Care Achievement Award in 2018.