Lorie Shoemaker - Chief Nurse Executive
Lorie Shoemaker, Chief Nurse Executive for Palomar Health , oversees the nursing divisions for Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California, a 288-bed hospital; Pomerado Hospital in Poway, California, a 107-bed hospital; two distinct part skilled nursing facilities in Villa Pomerado and Palomar Continuing Care Center, and Palomar Pomerado Home Health. Under Lorie’s leadership, these five entities received Magnet® recognition in 2009, making Palomar Health the first public health system in California to achieve this recognition.
She has 23 years experience with Palomar Health, having fulfilled progressive management positions since 1992 and serving as Chief Nurse Executive since October of 2000. Lorie serves as adjunct clinical professor and lecturer for San Diego State University’s School of Nursing; as clinical associate faculty for California State University – San Marcos (CSUSM) School of Nursing; and as a CSUSM Advisory Board member regarding nursing and public health program development. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the VHA West Coast CNO Council and as a member of Elizabeth Hospice Board’s Mission Effectiveness Committee in Escondido, CA. She is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), having contributed from the perspective of the Chief Nursing Officer to the AONE Guiding Principles for Building the Hospital for the Next Generation. Lorie’s work in the area of hospital design led to her appointment with the California Hospital Association’s Joint Committee on Accreditation and Licensing with an emphasis on changing California regulations to support the widespread adoption and utilization of evidence-based design concepts in healthcare.
Lorie has achieved a Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Lorie is an alumnus of the 2004 Johnson & Johnson/Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives and in 2005 obtained certification in Advanced Nursing Administration (NEA-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Lorie was a finalist in the 2006 Nursing Spectrum Excellence awards’ category of “Advancing and Leading the Profession” and was recognized by the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) for Excellence in Nursing Leadership in 2007.
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