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Kathleen Gorman, MSN, RN, FAAN, Named to Becker's Hospital Review's 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know

January 08, 2015
Kathy Gorman

Washington, DC — Kathleen Chavanu Gorman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Patient Care Services, was recently named to the Becker's Hospital Review list of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know,” which spotlights female healthcare leaders from some of the largest and most prominent hospitals and health systems across the nation.

Leaders were selected by the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team through a review process that considered a wide range of demonstrated management and leadership skills, such as oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds, and quality improvement initiatives. Gorman also was named to the list in 2013.

“We are pleased to see Kathy recognized as an influential healthcare leader for a second year,” said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National Health System. “She plays a critical role at Children’s National leading initiatives to improve and enhance patient care services. This is a well-deserved testament to her work for the benefit of children everywhere.”

In October 2014, Gorman was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing for her significant contributions to nursing and healthcare. She rejoined Children’s National in 2012 from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where she served as Senior VP of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, and Assistant Dean of Clinical Practice at the University School of Nursing. Prior to her tenure at CHOP, Gorman was the VP of Quality and Support Services at Children’s National until 2009. During that time, she also led the Quality Program, Clinical Resource Management Program, Family Service Department, and played a critical role in achieving Magnet® status at Children’s National in March 2010.

The full list of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” can be found here.

Contact: Caitlyn Camacho at 202-476-4500.


About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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