Stephanie Mearns, M.N., R.N., Becomes New Chief Nursing Officer of West Hills Hospital

Stephanie Mearns

On September 1, 2013, the interim Chief Nursing Officer at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, Stephanie Mearns, M.N., R.N., advanced to the position of Chief Nursing Officer. Mearns’ new responsibilities include nursing operations and patient experience, as well as co-championing the clinical implementation of computerized physician order entry.

Mearns has more than 35 years of experience in the nursing industry, having served at 11 hospitals across California and Colorado. She received her Master’s in Nursing Administration from the UCLA School of Nursing in LA and is a holds a Fellowship with the Johnson & Johnson Wharton School.

In her past hospital experience, Mearns directed a comprehensive financial turnaround for a not-for-profit community hospital, spearheaded the opening and expansion of new clinical programs, and improved patient, employee and community satisfaction through customer service initiatives and staff training—advancing the satisfaction ranking from the 15th percentile to the 90th.

Mearns serves as a member for several institutions:

– Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) – Past President

– American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

– American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

– Advisory Board Member

West Hills Hospital looks forward to its future successes with Mearns as CNO.

About West Hills Hospital & Medical Center:

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility located in West Hills, CA, has served the West San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years. With 450 expert physicians and a staff of 900 that brings outstanding service to every bedside, the Hospital offers a full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County, and also provides specialized care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Labs and The Grossman Burn Center. For more information on receiving ‘Quality Care, Close to Home,’ visit .