January 04, 2018
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, announces Elizabeth Reid as its new assistant chief nursing officer (ACNO). She assumes the new role on Jan. 14, 2018.
Reid will be responsible for patient advocacy, as well as improving service and clinical quality, focusing on optimizing the patient experience at West Hills Hospital. She will help the hospital ensure that each patient receives high-quality care and is treated like family.
“I am pleased to announce Elizabeth as our new ACNO,” said Stephanie Mearns, vice president and chief nursing officer (CNO) of West Hills Hospital. “I have no doubt she will provide the expertise and assistance we need. Elizabeth brings additional energy to our team at West Hills Hospital, as well as a wealth of experience and best practices from other medical facilities she has served.”
Reid, who has been with the hospital since 2016 as the director of emergency services, was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, where she attended nursing school and began her career as an intensive care unit nurse. Upon moving to the U.S., she transitioned her role from critical care nursing to emergency nursing and held positions at UCLA, Brotman Medical Center and Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH).
While working at AVH, she was quickly recognized for her leadership abilities and was given the responsibility to oversee not only the emergency department, but also the critical care, trauma service, disaster preparedness and medical forensics departments. She was also instrumental in establishing the Emergency Medical Services Base Station and Level II Trauma Center as well as in the expansion of the hospital’s emergency department to accommodate the rise in the ER census to over 100,000 patients per year.
“I am honored to take on the role of assistant chief nursing officer, Reid said. “I’m looking forward to working closely with our CNO as we continue to grow our high-quality health care services and distinguish our facility as the hospital of choice in our community.”
Reid holds two master’s degrees in the science of nursing and in health administration from the University of Phoenix.
For more information about West Hills Hospital and its staff, please visit http://www.westhillshospital.com.
About West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, has served the West San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years. With 450 expert physicians and a staff of more than 900 that brings outstanding service to every bedside, the hospital offers a full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County and also provides specialized care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Labs and The Grossman Burn Center. For more information on quality care, close to home, visit http://www.westhillshospital.com.