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Lorie HerrmanLorie Herrman, MSN, RN NEA-BC, CPAN

Chief Nursing Officer

Lorie Herrman, MSN, RN NEA-BC, CPAN, serves as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for St. Mary's Medical Center, part of Prime Healthcare. Prior to this role, Herrman was the Regional CNO for Prime Healthcare providing oversight of nursing initiatives for hospitals in Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio. Formerly holding the CNO position at St. Mary's Medical Center during its transition to Prime Healthcare, Herrman returned citing her passion for local community involvement, both personally and professionally.

In addition to her CNO roles, Herrman also served as the Regional Perioperative Director of 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 currently serves as the President of the Kansas City Area Nurse Executives (KCANE), is a past President of MOKAN PANA, the local chapter of the Perianesthesia Nurses Association. Additionally, Herrman serves as a mentor for the Versant Nurse Residency program.

Herrman believes in empowering nurses to serve as advocates for their patients and reminding nurses of their value. Herrman also encourages nurses to 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 policymaking.