Diane Lobdell Named Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer at Sisters of Charity Hospital

Jan 25, 2023News & PR, Sisters of Charity Hospital

An announcement from Aaron Chang, President, Sisters of Charity Hospital

On behalf of the Sisters leadership team, I am pleased to announce that Diane Lobdell, MSN, RN, has been named Vice President of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer (VP PCS, CNO) at Sisters Hospital, Main Street and St. Joseph campuses.

Diane has served as the interim VP PCS & CNO for the past several months and has done a phenomenal job with managing both the day-to-day and the extraordinary.

Her nearly 25 years of nursing leadership experience, understanding of the challenges of an ever-changing healthcare environment, collaboration expertise, and commitment to patient care, makes her the clear choice for the next leader of our Patient Care team. A shining example of her talents in action was during the recent blizzard, when she was instrumental in ensuring continued quality care for our patients and arranging for food and shelter for community members seeking refuge.

Diane Lobdell, MSN, RN

Diane Lobdell, MSN, RN

Diane joined Sisters Hospital in 2019 as Director of Nursing, Medical-Surgical Services. She worked closely with her team to develop and implement initiatives to improve patient safety, patient satisfaction, and communication among clinicians. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Diane managed patient care at Sisters Main Street Campus and worked collaboratively to development red-zones; worked with M/S nurses to collaborate with the ICU, creating larger teams and assignments and worked with the ED Nurse Manager to develop a process to test patients outside the ED.

Working in conjunction with Patient Quality & Safety, Diane worked diligently with her team to improve outcomes and ratings, contributing to Sisters Main Street Campus earning an “A” Leapfrog rating in the spring of 2022.

Prior to joining Catholic Health, Diane served as the Director of Inpatient Nursing at Rochester Regional Health, where she was responsible for patient care delivery across all units and nursing supervision.

Before that, Diane served as the Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital/DeGraff Memorial Hospital, directing nursing operations; managing a team of 1,000 nurses and developing and implementing corporate policies to ensure quality patient care.

In her new role, Diane will continue to focus on staff development, education, and collaboration to ensure patients receive the highest quality care. Diane will be restarting the Patient Advisory Council – comprised of physicians, RNs, and associates – to hear directly from patients and identify areas of improvement so we can provide the best healthcare experience possible to all patients.

Diane earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Daemen University where she also completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing Executive Leadership & Change.

Please join me in congratulating Diane and wishing her all the best in her new role at Sisters Hospital.