Theresa Murphy
Chief Nursing Officer
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Theresa Murphy is the chief nursing officer at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, responsible for nursing services, quality and safety initiatives, and nursing professional development. Her interests include advancing nursing practice through the understanding of the California Nurse Practice Act, leadership development and organizational structures that support innovative care delivery.


Murphy is responsible for nursing services, quality and safety initiatives, and nursing professional development. Her interests include advancing nursing practice through the understanding of the California Nurse Practice Act, leadership development and organizational structures that support innovative care delivery.  She helped implement safe nursing practices during the pandemic, as well as support services to prevent burnout. As the chair of the Hospital Association of Southern California’s Nursing Advisory Committee, she has been a staunch advocate for developing systems to prevent nursing staff burnout, leading training sessions and webinars to assist regional providers with this crisis.


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