Senior Vice President, Patient Care Operations and Chief Nursing Officer

As Senior Vice President, Patient Care Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Laura Wood has accountability for professional practice leadership for nursing and patient care services spanning approximately 6,000 staff nurses, advanced practice clinicians, and inter-professional clinical team members.

Prior to joining Boston Children’s Hospital in 2013, Dr. Wood held progressive nursing and operational leadership roles within three leading academic health care settings: The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System serving in pediatric nursing, educational and operations improvement roles. Additionally, she served as Vice President, Siemens Healthcare (now Cerner Corporation) where she led IT-enabled performance improvement, professional services, and clinical IT business development throughout the U.S.

In 2012, she was named a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow as part of a selective three-year national executive leadership program. She serves as a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees, as Principal Investigator for the Sporing Carpenter Chair in Nursing and participates on numerous boards and committees including the Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) Advisory Board, and as an appointed member to the Johns Hopkins University Nursing Advisory Board, Press Ganey National CNE Advisory Board, and The Joint Commission CNE Advisory Board. Over the past decade, she has served on both the HIMSS National Nursing Advisory Board and as National Co-Chair, AMIA Public Policy Committee, Nursing Informatics Working Group (NIWG)