Today we are pleased to announce The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CH of SA) has named Rhonda Thompson as Chief Nursing Officer.  Rhonda will join the CHRISTUS ministry effective February 20, 2017. Mrs. Thompson commented, “I have followed the growth and transformational development of CH of SA and I’m very excited to join the dynamic team that is leading the way in pediatric health care in the community. The CHRISTUS mission, to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, certainly puts our work in perspective.”

The Children’s Hospital president, Elias Neujahr noted, “Rhonda will bring a dedicated pediatric and perinatal focus to The Children’s Hospital leadership team; we’re very excited to have her join us. She is going to work very well with our Associates, leaders, and physicians – all of which are strongly committed to our incredible transformation and continued growth.”

Thompson has served in clinical leadership roles at hospitals in the Houston market, including CHI St. Luke’s, CHI Baylor St. Luke’s, Kindred Healthcare, Memorial Hermann, Children’s Memorial Hermann, and Texas Children’s Hospital, where she successfully improved patient satisfaction, reduced employee turnover, improved budget efficiencies, and more.  She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2016.  She is passionate about pediatric care. Outside of work, Thompson is a court-appointed child advocate and parent liaison for special needs children.  She and her husband will relocate to the San Antonio area in the coming weeks.

Patty Toney, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Chief Nursing Executive concluded, “The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has an incredibly talented group of leaders, Associates, and physicians.  Rhonda brings successful leadership experience and a commitment to involving front line staff in problem solving and innovation.  She joins a team that is fully dedicated to the CHRISTUS mission – and to doing everything for the children and their families we are privileged to serve.”

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