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Linda Talley joins The Beryl Institute’s Nurse Executive Council

Innovative Nurse Executives to Support the Institute’s Nurse Leader Engagement in Patient Experience July 06, 2018
Linda Talley

WASHINGTONLinda Talley, M.S., R.N., Children’s National vice president and chief nursing officer, has joined The Beryl Institute’s Nurse Executive Council (NEC) which is made up of senior nurse leaders from across America. 

Throughout her career, Talley has held various positions of increasing responsibility including vice president of nursing for critical care, heart institute and nursing systems. In that capacity, she played a key role in Children’s National twice becoming a Magnet-designated hospital, a distinction held by very few in the country. Additionally, she led the Beacon certification for the hospital’s critical care units and worked to develop and implement a multidisciplinary simulation program. 

“I’m thrilled to become a member of the inaugural group of nurse leaders coming together to find new ways of making improvements in the patient’s experience with their care,” says Talley. “The Nurse Executive Council provides the opportunity for executive nurse leaders to work collaboratively with an aim toward defining nurse leader competencies for patient satisfaction and creating broad impact for patient experience through innovation and research.” 

Formally launched in late 2017, the NEC is comprised of a diverse network of innovative and visionary nurse executives, who will work collaboratively with the Institute to develop strategies for nurse leader engagement, improve the broader patient experience movement and inform the efforts of the Institute.

“As we continue to grow the Institute community, we maintain the perspective that all voices are essential in the patient experience conversation,” says Jason Wolf, Ph.D., CPXP, president of The Beryl Institute. “We have always believed, and our research has reinforced, that executive support and engagement is critical to patient experience success. We’re excited to have Linda Talley as part of the Nurse Executive Council as we work to expand the involvement of nurses at all levels, from the c-suite to the front lines of care and support them in positively impacting experience efforts in their own organizations.”

This announcement comes in conjunction with the fifth annual Patient Experience (PX) Week, which was held April 23 – 27, 2018. PX Week is a time to celebrate healthcare staff and recognize all the roles in healthcare impacting patients, their families and caregivers. The PX Week is brought to the health care community by The Beryl Institute, the global community of practice dedicated to improving the patient experience through collaboration and shared knowledge. 

About The Magnet Recognition Program

The Magnet Recognition Program designates organizations worldwide where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organizations patient outcomes. The Magnet Recognition Program provides a roadmap to nursing excellence, which benefits the whole of an organization. To nurses, Magnet Recognition means education and development through every career stage, which leads to greater autonomy at the bedside. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be.  

About The Beryl Institute

The Beryl Institute is the global community of practice dedicated to improving the patient experience through collaboration and shared knowledge. We define patient experience as the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care. For more information on Nurse Executive Council of The Beryl Institute, visit

Media contact: Jamel Langley | (301) 244-6731

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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