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December 15, 2015

Good Samaritan Medical Center welcomes new VP of Patient Care Service and CNO

Lisa Litchfield Zani, RN, MS joins Good Samaritan Medical Center Staff
Following an extensive search, Good Samaritan Medical Center has chosen its next Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).  Lisa Litchfield Zani, RN, MS will assume the role replacing Jerilyn Thomas, RN, MS who will

be retiring at the start of the new year after dedicated service of more than 50 years.

Among her many exceptional attributes, Ms. Zani brings extensive experience in both leadership and nursing practice.  She has numerous years of direct patient care experience in all levels of practice in the obstetrics and lactation services setting.   She received her BS degree from Simmons College and her MS in Nursing Administration from Regis College.
Most recently, Ms. Zani has served as Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, MA, a 391 bed acute care hospital.  She was responsible for nursing operations and practice for six medical surgical units, three critical care units, a 1,500 Delivery Family Centered Unit, Level II Nursery, Pediatric Unit, and an 89,000 visit per year Emergency Department.  In addition to operations, Lisa managed an annual salary budget of $46 million and an employee base of 617 FTE’s.
A resident of Bridgewater, Ms. Zani has a comprehensive background with demonstrated competency in labor management, patient experience improvement, patient safety, and nursing practice.  She is a longstanding member of the Organization of Nurse Leaders of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, & Connecticut (ONL), the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, and, The American Organization of Nurse Executives.  Prior to her role at Saint Luke’s Hospital, she has served in various leadership capacities at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham/Natick, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Plymouth.
 “I am very proud to introduce Ms. Zani to Good Samaritan and our community,” said John A. Jurczyk, FACHE, President of the hospital.  “Ms. Zani will be a tremendous asset to the medical center, and I am certain she will inspire and lead not just the nursing staff, but our entire patient care team, with a sincere commitment to our mission and vision.”