Methodist Health System on Monday announced that it had filled two of its nursing leadership roles, including the top nurse position at its flagship hospital and the first-ever chief nursing executive for the system as a whole.
Karla Ramberger will become the first chief nursing executive, promoted from the title she’s held since 2011 as chief nursing officer for Methodist Dallas. In her place will be Barbara Madden, who has worked within Methodist for more than three decades. She’s been a director of nursing since 1997, charged with managing patient and critical care services.
Ramberger has worked at Methodist for the past 22 years, and will be leading the system’s efforts to standardize nursing practices across Methodist’s 10 hospitals and dozens of care sites as well as creating a brand for nursing services that emphasizes the Oak Cliff-based system’s push for quality care.
“Karla has an absolute passion for nursing and patient care. She excels in many areas including nursing practice and clinical quality improvements, education, patient experience, communications and collaboration,” read a statement from Pamela Stoyanoff, the chief operating officer of the Methodist Health System. “She has an unbridled passion for continuous learning and wants to bring an innovative spirit to our delivery of care models.”