Carmelo James, Chief Nursing Officer of Los Angeles Community Hospitals at LA, Norwalk and Bellflower, received the Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing Leadership from the Career Networks Institute College of Nursing. CNI awards hospital CEOs, CNOs, directors and managers for their exemplary work in the healthcare field. He was honored for his role in leading the team to national clinical excellence, including Healthgrades’ Pulmonary Care Excellence Award and Five-Star Recipients for Heart Attack, Sepsis, Hip Fracture, GI Bleed and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
“I am humbled by this award and only achieved the award through the collaboration of our team,” said James, who has worked for the hospital system for more than 20 years. “They deserve the real praise.”
According to Debbie Ogilvie, CNI vice president/government relations and community partnerships, the institute is committed to providing excellent academic education in allied health disciplines including driving change, serving the community and creating excellence at every opportunity.