Lorie Shoemaker

Lorie Shoemaker, RN, MSN, DHA, NEA-BC - Interim Vice President, Palomar Medical Center

Dr. Lorie Shoemaker now serves as the Interim Vice President for Palomar Medical Center.  Prior to serving in this role, Lorie provided oversight for the nursing division for Palomar Health. Under Lorie’s leadership, the health system received Magnet® recognition in 2009, making Palomar Health the first public health system in California to achieve this honor. 

Lorie has over 28 years of experience with Palomar Health, having fulfilled progressive management positions since 1992 and serving as Chief Nurse Executive from June 2004 through November 2014. She serves as adjunct clinical professor 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. 

Lorie 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 holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and a Doctor of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Lorie is an alumna 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.