Citrus Valley Health Partners has officially named Karen Knueven MSN, RN,
as its Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).
Knueven has been serving the interim CNO since April 2015. She began her
career with CVHP last November as the Chief Nursing Executive for Inter-Community
Hospital in Covina, Calif. and will continue to serve in this role, in
addition to her new responsibilities as CNO.
Knueven has decades of nursing leadership experience. Before joining CVHP,
she served as the Chief Nurse Executive for several southern California
hospitals including, Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles, Kaiser Baldwin
Park and Verdugo Hills Hospital.
Knueven received her MSN from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
The role of the Chief Nursing Officer is integral for the success of the
many current, as well as, planned initiatives that will help CVHP continue
its journey to provide safe, quality, compassionate care and to improve
the patient and employee experience through the entire continuum of care.
CVHP has already benefited from Knueven’s wealth of experience and
knowledge. Most notably, she has provided leadership through the Building
Connections program resulting in improved patient engagement scores (HCAHPS).
She has worked collaboratively with colleagues to improve staffing and
role clarification which has led to improvements in nursing morale. She
has also led process improvements to improve the quality of care through
a nursing sepsis protocol. Most recently, Knueven’s assistance with
a recent job fair resulted in the hiring of 37 experienced nurses for
“As a nurse and a member of the CVHP team, I am committed to our
mission to help people keep well in body, mind and spirit by providing
quality health care services in a safe, compassionate environment,”
said Knueven. “I believe that our nurses make a difference every
day, for our patients, themselves and our organization. I am honored to
collaborate with so many professionals who are equally committed to making
a difference in our work environment, in how we deliver care and our patients’
experience. I want to help create an environment where our nurses feel
free to be productive and are engaged and passionate about creating our
future. I truly believe through this continued collaboration and hard
work we can and will continue to transform nursing at CVHP.”
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