As Chief Nursing Officer at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, I would like to welcome you. Our nurses are committed to excellence, and deliver the highest quality of care through caring and compassion, guided by the highest standards of care and professional practice and performance.
Through our shared governance structure, Sylvester nurses are the driving force that leads the delivery of quality care and continued success and advancement. As Sylvester continues to grow and expand services to satellites to address and meet the needs of the community, so too will nursing continue to highlight its presence and expand its role in our success.
Sylvester affords unique educational opportunities for our nurses. We offer a wide range of onboarding, clinical learning programs and mentoring programs to ensure lifelong learning for our nursing staff. Sylvester is continually embracing cutting-edge technology and the most current tools and resources for all nurses, providing the confidence to meet the changing healthcare needs of our community.
It is my commitment as Chief Nursing Officer to develop strong and confident future nurse leaders through the continued commitment and development of our existing multidisciplinary management team. One of our primary goals is to achieve organizational excellence through optimal nursing leadership development and succession planning.
With a focus on patient- and family-centered care, our nurses play a central role in understanding and respecting the richness of each person’s culture and values. Our aim is to be there for every patient and family member through every critical moment leading to survival and transitioning gracefully and with dignity through life’s end. The patient and family are our priority, and our nurses provide the most expert, caring and compassionate care that can be provided to patients in treatment for cancer and other chronic or serious illness.
To join our team and provide the best cancer care available aiming for survival, navigate our website for outstanding career opportunities and I look forward to making you a part of our team.
— Elizabeth L. Smith DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer