West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, announces the return of Janeen Gallego as its new chief nursing officer (CNO). She assumed the position in January 2019.
Gallego began her nursing career at West Hills Hospital, where she served as a charge nurse and staff nurse in the telemetry unit for eight years, a cardiac rehabilitation nurse for two years, a staff nurse in the intensive care unit (ICU) and coronary care unit (CCU) for six years, and a charge nurse in the ICU and CCU for three years. She then became a lecturer and clinical instructor for Ventura County Community College District for two years before working as a staff nurse in the ICU at Los Robles Regional Medical Center for a year. At Los Robles, she was promoted to director of nursing staff services in 2009, and then to assistant chief nursing officer in 2012, a position she held until she accepted the role as West Hills Hospital's interim CNO and was offered the permanent position in January 2019.
"We are very pleased to welcome Janeen back to West Hills Hospital," said Mark Miller, the hospital's CEO. "She brings a wealth of experience from her impressive nursing career, and I have no doubt she'll provide the expertise and leadership we need. We look forward to all that she will accomplish in this new position."
Gallego received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Mount Saint Mary's College and completed her Master of Science in nursing, with an emphasis in education, at University of Phoenix.
"It is an honor to take on the role of chief nursing officer," Gallego said. "I'm looking forward to working closely with West Hills Hospital's incredible team of physicians again as we continue to deliver the highest-quality health care services to patients and distinguish our facility as the hospital of choice in our community."
In her spare time, Gallego enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, and spending time with her husband and son -- who was delivered at West Hills Hospital.
For more information about West Hills Hospital and its staff, please visit https://westhillshospital.com.