Sanford to share nursing vision, strategy at CNO Congress


May 17, 2023


Paul Heinert
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health will share its vision and strategy for advancing innovation and streamlining nursing workflows to better care for patients at one of the premier conferences for nursing executives in the United States. The Chief Nursing Officer Congress takes place May 21-23 in Orlando, Florida.

The three-day invitation-only conference features nearly 20 industry-leading speakers, including Erica DeBoer, RN, MA, CCRN-K, CNL, chief nursing officer at Sanford Health. The event, which will be attended by leading health care systems from across the country, includes executives from Tufts Medical Center, Penn State Health, University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics and Veterans Health Administration among others. The goal of the conference is to encourage collaboration between like-minded leaders to stimulate knowledge-sharing and deliver on actionable insights.

DeBoer is part of a keynote panel entitled: “Using Innovation & Technology in Nursing to Improve Patient Care.” She will be joined on the panel by nursing executives from Pam Health and Main Line Health. The discussion will be moderated by Becky Fuentes, chief nursing officer at Shannon Medical Center.

“Sanford Health has been an early adapter of taking a data-driven approach to managing clinical workforce and staffing needs which has allowed us to plan for the future to build a more resilient and sustainable workforce,” said DeBoer. “I am excited to share our vision with this incredible contingent of respected nursing leaders and look forward to discussing ideas that will lead to better care for our patients and better satisfaction among our dedicated nursing staff.”

Sanford Health has several innovative nursing initiatives that are empowering nurses to do their most fulfilling work including using predictive analytics to manage clinical staffing, leveraging technology to support patients at the bedside and automating workflows to build a more resilient workforce and improve patient care.


About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at or Sanford Health News.