L.R. (Rush) Jordan Distinguished Lecture Series

Scott Rhonda Rhonda A. Scott, PhD, RN, CS Executive
Vice President
Chief Nursing Officer
Grady Health System
Atlanta, Georgia

The 10th Annual Lecture was hosted in conjunction with the Case Competition which took place at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham on Thursday, February 27, 2014.  Keynote Speaker, Rhonda A. Scott, Grady’s chief nursing officer, is often credited for eliminating nurse contract labor, improving nursing, patient and physician satisfaction and enhancing nurse recruitment and retention.

When she joined Grady in 2004, Rhonda had 20 years of nursing experience at some of the finest healthcare institutions in the U.S., including the University of Chicago Medical Center, University of Alabama Medical Center, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta.

She is a member of several professional associations, has served as president of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, is now a nurse executive fellow at the Wharton School of Business and has been widely published in leading nursing journals.  Rhonda was awarded Tenet's "Outstanding Chief Nursing Officer Award" and received the "Up and Comers Award" from Modern Healthcare magazine for rising stars in healthcare management. 

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Master of Science in Nursing from Rush University, and a PhD in Nursing Science with a focus on Advanced Practice Nursing and Healthcare Administration from Georgia State University.