2023 Nursing Annual Report

Reigniting the spirit of caring
2023 Nursing Annual Report cover showing nurse with patient

A message from our president and CEO

Johnese Spisso
By Johnese Spisso, MPA

President, UCLA Health
CEO, UCLA Hospital System
Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences

At UCLA Health, nurses are the heart of everything we do in patient care. They are often the first to engage with patients about their concerns and they help to build a mutually trusting and respectful relationship between the patient and care team to best meet the patient’s physical and emotional needs.

A year in review from our CNE

By Karen A. Grimley, PhD, MBA, RN

Chief Nursing Executive, UCLA Health
Assistant Dean, UCLA School of Nursing

Spring is a time of rebirth, and today, as I reflect back on 2022, I see a glimmer of hope. Pandemic restrictions are lifting and people are starting to gather together with intention and gratitude.

Awards and recognitions

Nursing highlights

Articles covering nursing initiatives, activities and programs intended to reignite the spirit of caring.

Staff Contributions

Who am I?

I have lived all my life knowing things,
And how everything works.
I know where I am and who I am.
I don’t need anyone to tell me,
What to do and what not to...

Jenny Joby, RN, BSN, MSN
5NW Geriatrics

The Brighter Nurse

Coming to work with
lots of knowledge
keeping up with 
the demand each day

The brighter nurse... 

Sanjeevan Atwal-Khanna, RN
Float Pool