Pat Sullivan - CNO
Patricia Sullivan brings a wealth of experience to LMC having worked in the healthcare industry since 1969—and for Community Health Systems (the parent company of LMC) since 2005.
Prior to coming to Laredo, Patricia worked as Chief Nursing Officer Consultant at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, Louisiana, where she proved to be an instrumental asset to the medical center. In that position, she was able to bring this newly acquired hospital into compliance with The Joint Commission (the agency that accredits hospitals nationwide) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Because of her diligence in maintaining the hospital’s standards, Ms. Sullivan was asked numerous times to extend her stay on board as consultant.
Ms. Sullivan has also served several hospitals as Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer where her expertise was instrumental in developing new protocols to better serve patients, medical staff and the communities of those facilities as a whole. Furthermore, under her leadership, several hospitals saw the implementation of new programs, improvements in nursing care and several new policies to help streamline antiquated processes for better patient care and customer service. One such improvement even led to one hospital being recognized as #1 in Patient Satisfaction throughout all hospitals in the Community Health Systems umbrella of medical centers.
Throughout her career in healthcare, Ms. Sullivan has served in other capacities including Quality Management Consulting and Patient Care Coordinator. Clinical experience includes Med/Surge nursing, Intensive Care Unit, and operating room circulator. She credits each position with giving her new and fresh perspectives in healthcare, which in-turn has led her to become one of the most experienced, revered and sought-after healthcare providers within the highly competitive healthcare industry.
Patricia received a Master of Business Administration in Hospital Administration from the University of Dallas. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Administration from St. Edwards University in Austin, and a Diploma in Nursing from Hillcrest Hospital School of Nursing in Waco.