Meet our New Chief Executive
Laura Ramos named chief executive of Providence St. Jude Medical Center
Laura Ramos is no stranger to Providence St. Jude. She has held many leadership roles within the medical center: manager of critical care and stepdown units; director of cardiology, neurology and emergency services; chief nursing officer; and most recently as chief operating officer.
With more than 35 years of health care experience, her unwavering commitment helped Providence St. Jude Medical Center earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence and national recognition for its stroke, orthopedics, cardiac, cancer, neuroscience, rehabilitation, maternity and digestive health programs.
“There’s so much we have accomplished together as a ministry,” Laura said reflecting on her last 14 years at Providence St. Jude. “I’m very proud of the culture we’ve been able to cultivate between our caregivers, physicians and the community.”
When previous chief executive Brian Helleland transitioned to assume a regional position with Providence as chief, clinical programs and operations for Southern California, it was evident that Providence St. Jude would not have to search far for a new leader.
Laura’s passion and commitment to the Providence promise — know me, care for me, ease my way — is exemplified within both the patient and caregiver experience at the medical center. This culture of caring resulted in Providence St. Jude’s recognition as “one of the Best Places to Work” by Modern Healthcare.
“Our caregivers are ‘all in’ every day for Providence St. Jude, our patients and for our community,” she stated. “We will do everything to make our community proud and know that Providence St. Jude is the best place to receive care.”
As both a caregiver and donor, Laura has witnessed firsthand how philanthropy has helped advance the programs that she has had the privilege of leading. But she states that it’s the community that has empowered Providence St. Jude to become one of the nation’s leading hospitals through its philanthropic support. “I am always struck by this intense amount of generosity that our community has and their willingness to give. There are not enough words to thank them.”
Please join us in celebrating Laura’s new role within the Providence St. Jude family!
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