October 30, 2009 — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is pleased to name Kathy Chavanu Gorman, MSN, RN, to the position of senior vice president and chief nursing officer. The appointment follows an extensive national search.
As the senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Gorman will be responsible for advancing nursing and respiratory practice and leading increased nursing research all while supporting Children’s Hospital’s commitment to outstanding patient care.
“I’m pleased to welcome Kathy to Children’s Hospital. Her combination of leadership experience in pediatric nursing, patient safety and evidence based practice makes her the ideal person to lead the future of Nursing at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,” says Madeline Bell, executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. “I’m confident she will make a wonderful addition to our team.”
Before coming to Children’s Hospital, Gorman served as vice president of Quality and Clinical Support Services at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Prior to working at Children’s National, she worked at The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC, and St. Joseph Hospital at Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
Gorman earned both her bachelors and masters of science in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Georgetown University and Howard University; published articles in leading clinical journals; served in leadership positions within several national health organizations including The National Association of Children’s Hospitals. Gorman will be residing in Philadelphia area with her husband and two sons.