Irena Zuanic
Chief Nursing Officer and site Co-Administrator,
PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital

PIH Health

Irena Zuanic is the chief nursing officer (CNO) and site co-administrator of PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, an over-135-year-old, 408-bed acute care hospital in downtown L.A. In her role, Zuanic is responsible for direct oversight of all inpatient nursing units, emergency room, perioperative services, perinatal services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, inpatient dialysis, hospital operations. She is also in charge of oversight of COVID-19 operations.

Zuanic has shown dedicated leadership throughout the pandemic, enhancing communications with staff by working with other nursing and hospital leaders to create a repository of the ever-changing COVID-19 information and sending frequent and critical updates from hospital command center. She is known for putting a special focus on leadership rounding, creating opportunities for essential real time communication to answer questions and to personally thank frontline teams for their commitment to their patients and community.

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