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Jun 25 2024

Huntington Health to welcome Jinhee Jeannie Nguyen, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC as Chief Nurse Officer

Jinhee Jeannie Nguyen, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Jinhee Jeannie Nguyen, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Huntington Health, an affiliate of Cedars-Sinai, has announced Jinhee Jeannie Nguyen, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, will be joining its executive management team in the role of Chief Nurse Officer (CNO), as of July 29, 2024.

“Jinhee’s passion for educational and leadership development has made her an ideal fit for this crucial role,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Health. “We are excited to welcome Jinhee to our executive leadership team and look forward to her playing a key role in driving excellence in nursing practice and patient care.”

Jinhee began her career in health care 32 years ago as a staff nurse in the emergency and trauma center of Los Angeles General Medical Center, and from there went on to work as a clinical nurse specialist in the emergency department at The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Jinhee joins Huntington with extensive experience in a non-profit health system from Adventist Health Glendale Medical Center, where she advanced professionally over the last twenty years across roles in nursing and quality leadership. She began as a nurse manager staff nurse in their emergency room, has served as Associate CNO and, most recently, Vice President and Patient Care Executive.

“As I was getting to know Dr. Morgan, members of the executive management team and the search committee, I felt deeply connected with Huntington’s mission, vision and values,” said Jinhee. “I look forward to meeting the nurses, physicians and employees who make Huntington a special place to work and receive care; and, as a Pasadena resident myself, it’s a true privilege to serve the community I also call home.”

Jinhee is especially drawn to Huntington’s Magnet Designation, and the significance it marks for excellence in nursing. “With a passion for developing nurse leaders, I’m looking forward to leveraging Magnet’s foundational framework of transformational leadership to grow emerging nurse leaders, who serve as the lynchpin for clinical excellence,” says Jinhee.

This spring, Jinhee received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Johns Hopkins University, alongside her Master of Business Administration (MBA), with a specialization in health care management, innovation, and technology. Jinhee previously earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from UCSF, specializing in critical care and trauma, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from California State University, Los Angeles. Jinhee has also taught nursing at the UCSF School of Nursing and West Coast University.

Jinhee lives in Pasadena with her husband and two children.

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