A Message from JoAnn Ioannou
GBMC HealthCare's Senior Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer
It is no secret that healthcare is rapidly changing. Recognizing that continuous improvement is critical to providing the best, safest care to our patients, GBMC HealthCare remains an industry leader in responding to change and implementing advances in patient care with great success.
A major key to the success of our well-respected institution is our exceptional nursing staff. It is an honor and privilege to be part of such an impressive team. At GBMC, we make a strong effort to show our appreciation to nursing, continuously seeking ways to support staff and elevate them to the top of their licensure. We foster a collaborative atmosphere, in which our nurses and physicians serve as resources to one another. However, the collaboration doesn’t end there. Our nursing staff has strong relationships with all of our multidisciplinary teams, from social workers and case managers to environmental services and the pharmacy.
We respect all of our nursing staff, both veteran and those just beginning their career journeys. We welcome graduate students and newly graduated nurses into our organization and mentor them as they build their careers here, supporting continuing education and professional development.
These are just a few of countless reasons that I’m proud to say I’m a member of the nursing staff at GBMC. I believe my nursing colleagues would agree and continue to add to this sentiment.
JoAnn Z. Ioannou, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC