Who: Pam Cipriano, 60, new president of the American Nurses Association.
Previous positions: Senior director at consulting firm Galloway Advisory by iVantage and chief clinical/nursing officer at the University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville.
On nurse staffing: “For nurses, one of the most important things is we know we still have complex patients with acute needs. We are working to support safe and optimal staffing levels. … You can never have a specific (staffing) ratio that doesn't change because healthcare is dynamic and patient needs are dynamic. But we think it's important to establish a minimum ratio that can be adjusted upward if needed.”