Northwell shuffles nurse leaders 

New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health announced several nursing leadership changes this week.

Tara Laumenede, RN, was appointed chief nursing officer of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., the health system said Oct. 31. Ms. Laumenede most recently served as the hospital's deputy CNO. She also acted as interim CNO during the pandemic's first wave in 2020. 

Ms. Laumenede succeeds Irene Macyk, PhD, RN, who was named executive director of Northwell's South Shore University Hospital in Bayshore, N.Y. Dr. Macyk is the second consecutive nurse leader to leave North Shore University Hospital to oversee another Northwell hospital. She succeeded Kerri Scanlon, RN, who left the CNO role in 2020 to serve as executive director of Glen Cove (N.Y.) Hospital.

Northwell also named Kevin Browne, DNP, RN, as associate executive director and chief nursing officer for three New York City hospitals: Northwell Lenox Hill Hospital, Lenox Health Greenwich Village and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. He succeeds Launette Woolforde, DNP, who now serves as system CNO of Northwell.

Dr. Browne has more than 35 years of healthcare experience, most recently serving as senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing executive at St. Joseph's Health in Paterson, N.J. He also currently serves as a clinical associate professor at SUNY Stony Brook (N.Y.) University School of Nursing, according to an Oct. 30 news release shared with Becker's.

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