Kaiser Permanente COO/CNE honored as outstanding leader

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center’s Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nurse Executive Vicky Locey, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, was recently honored for her outstanding leadership.

Vicky was one of eight KP nursing leaders recognized last month at the 2018 National Nursing Leadership Conference in Anaheim.

“I am extremely honored to receive this award,” Vicky said. “My life is blessed with being surrounded by the most amazing nursing leaders, physicians, and staff at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa.”

This was the first year this conference has recognized Extraordinary Nurse Leaders, with one selected from each KP region. Vicky was the single award recipient for the Northern California region. There were five categories that Vicky was recognized for, including achievements in quality and as a visionary nurse leader.

Now in its ninth year, the theme of this year’s conference was “Creating a Culture of Excellence,” and was designed to inspire, educate, and empower Kaiser Permanente nurses in creating the future of health care. Attendees learned about best practices, innovation success stories, and nursing achievements across our regions, with Vicky among those showcased.