MESSAGE FROM OUR CNO
We have a great story to share at Ardent. As Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), I am proud of the investment Ardent is making in hiring nurses who connect to our PURPOSE of caring for people: our patients, their families and one another. Treating people with respect, delivering care with compassion, being accountable for our performance and responsible to the communities we serve is our mission and how our company operates. If this culture meshes with your career goals, working as a nurse at Ardent will be personally and professional rewarding.
Ardent is a large and growing organization, with dedicated hospital leadership teams, including CNOs I’m proud to call colleagues. With a commitment to quality, we provide evidence-based care to our patients to ensure the best possible outcomes. Ardent invests in continuing education and professional growth and development opportunities for nurses, including access to Lippincott resources at the bedside. Additionally, Ardent offers a robust tuition reimbursement program, as well as incentives to complete your RN-to-BSN degree. Our company embraces a culture of service excellence and recognizes those who contribute to exceptional patient experiences – in our hospitals, clinics and Emergency Departments. Across Ardent, the DAISY Award program recognizes nurses who exemplify service excellence while providing the best possible care for patients and their families. At an Ardent facility, you can grow in your career, knowing your work is valued, appreciated and makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.
LAURIE BIGHAM, RN, FACHE
Ardent Health Services CNO