Regional Chief Nursing Officer
As Regional Chief Nursing Officer, Lorie Herrman provides oversight of
nursing initiatives for the Missouri and Kansas hospitals of Prime Healthcare.
Herrman believes in empowering nurses to serve as advocates for their
patients and reminding nurses of their value. She also believes nurses
should be involved in their specialty through their professional nursing
organization and by obtaining their certification. Herrman supports nurses
advancing their education, and having a voice in health care policy making.
Prior to being named Regional CNO for Prime Healthcare, Herrman was CNO
for St. Mary's Medical Center. She also served as the Regional Perioperative
St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Medical Centers and as the PACU Manager of St. Joseph
Medical Center. Early in her career, Herrman was a staff nurse in the
Intensive Care Unit/Cardiac Care Unit of St. Mary’s.
Herrman earned a master’s degree in Nursing from Walden University
in Minneapolis, Minn., and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the
University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. She is president-elect
of MOKAN PANA, the local chapter of the Perianesthesia Nurses Association
and serves as a mentor for the Versant Nurse Residency program.