Tulane Medical Center Appoints Stonestreet As Chief Nursing Officer

Jana S. Stonestreet, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.

NEW ORLEANS – William Lunn, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Tulane Medical Center, announced the appointment of Jana S. Stonestreet, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N. as Chief Nursing Officer. 

         Stonestreet assumed responsibilities of overseeing the nursing leadership functions at the acclaimed teaching, research and medical facility on February 15, 2016.

         Tulane Medical Center reps said Stonestreet is a consummate nurse and nursing leader with an innate passion for excellence and has served in various capacities for 40 years.

         Stonestreet began her career as a Staff Nurse at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1976. Nursing career highlights include Chief Nursing Executive at Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, Texas; Chief Nursing Executive, Baptist Health System, San Antonio; Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive at Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, Tennessee. Most recently Stonestreet served as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive at Cape Fear Valley Health System, a 765-bed non-profit, community-owned regional health system. Achievement highlights included clinical operation improvements; developing more efficient nursing care flow; and strengthening the organization’s quality and safety culture.

         “Jana brings a uniquely deep and extensive level of leadership experience, evidence-based practice and enthusiasm to help ensure Tulane Medical Center continues to excel at providing quality and compassionate care and service to our patients, their families and the community,” Dr. Lunn said. “The Tulane Medical Center staff and our patients depend on excellence in nursing care.  Jana is a visionary leader who will work closely with our physicians and nursing staff to advance Tulane’s ongoing commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”

         “It is my privilege to join Dr. Lunn’s vibrant team at Tulane Medical Center,” Stonestreet said. “I am honored and humbled to contribute to the patient-centered approach at Tulane, which helps set the hospital apart with a culture of clinical excellence, high-quality patient care and interdisciplinary collaboration. I am excited to help continue the hospital’s growth and continued commitment to patient satisfaction and positive patient outcomes with a dedicated nursing team at one of New Orleans’ most respected healthcare leaders.”

         Stonestreet received a bachelor of science in nursing from Kent State University in Kent State, Ohio and a master of science in nursing from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science in Galveston, Texas. She completed her a doctorate in nursing at Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas.

         Tulane Health System is an acclaimed teaching, research and medical system serving the greater New Orleans area. Tulane has more than 500 credentialed physicians who provide leading-edge care, ranging from primary to tertiary to quaternary. Facilities in the New Orleans area include Tulane Medical Center, Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children, Tulane Pediatrics, Tulane Cancer Center Comprehensive Clinic, Tulane Transplant Institute, Tulane Multispecialty Center Metairie, Tulane Multispecialty Center Uptown, Tulane Multispecialty Center Downtown and the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine.

         Tulane Health System is a partnership jointly owned by HCA and Tulane University.

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