Lori Armstrong DNP, RN, NEA-BC CEO & Chief Clinical Officer

The Healthcare QualityCast

Lori Armstrong DNP, RN, NEA-BC CEO & Chief Clinical Officer

March 2, 2021

Lori Armstrong DNP, RN, NEA-BC CEO & Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Lori Armstrong, DNP, RN NEA-BC, the CEO and Chief Clinical Officer at Inspire Nurse Leaders, specializes in educating and growing nurse and healthcare leaders to become their best enabling them to achieve great outcomes for themselves, their patients, and teams.

For over 25 years, Dr. Armstrong has held executive level and senior leadership roles at top hospitals including Kaiser Permanente, New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, and Stanford Children’s.

Academically, Lori earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice – Executive Leadership at Drexel University and is a graduate of Harvard’s Executive Leadership Program. Lori serves on several national boards and is the recipient of multiple awards including Silicon Valley Woman of Distinction and the Jennifer L. Howse Leadership Award.

Most recently her passion for the link between leadership and quality patient and organizational outcomes led Lori to create The Nurse Leader Academy (NLA). The NLA is a uniquely designed leadership development curriculum helping nurses and healthcare leaders achieve top decile performance. Lori’s expertise, humor, and contagious energy make her a sought-after speaker, teacher, and coach.

Here in episode #107, Lori starts our show with a leadership mindset encouraging us to let our actions speak loudly.

Lori walks us through her many career transitions, going from the Bedside to Senior Nurse Executive, and now as the CEO of Inspire Nurse Leaders.

Lori gives us a dark moment story that teaches us to seek opportunity within adversity.

Lori challenges us to show-up if we want to build intimate connections with our teams.

She teaches us how she leveraged Fridays to enhance the presence of her leadership team with the frontline.

Lori calls on quality-people directly to lead the going surge of healthcare transformations.

She highlights mental health and wellbeing as the future needs requiring better support across the industry.

She shares how providing 1:1 coaching is impacting her current path, and how being an entrepreneur is turning her into a social media pro!


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