Siemens Medical Solutions said it created the position of chief nursing officer as part of its senior leadership team and named Gail Latimer, a Pennsylvania hospital executive, to fill the spot. Latimer formerly was senior vice president and chief nursing executive at Holy Redeemer Health System and senior vice president and chief operating officer at Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center in Meadowbrook, Pa. She has more than 30 years of nursing and healthcare administration experience. Latimer will work closely with clinical product developers, customers, industry experts and advisory groups, Siemens said. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in nursing administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a Johnson & Johnson Fellow from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. -- by Cinda Becker
Siemens names its first-ever chief nursing officer
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