Linda M. Valentino
Linda M. Valentino, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, is Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for Women’s and Children’s Services at the Mount Sinai Health System, and Chief Nursing Officer of Mount Sinai West. In her system-wide role, Ms. Valentino works to advance nursing practice and be responsible for operations, fiscal management, and delivery of safe, timely, efficient, and equitable patient-centered care.
Ms. Valentino is working to advance the standardization of nursing and interdisciplinary care of pediatric and women’s services across The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai West campuses. Under the direction of the Chief Nursing Executive, and in collaboration with the Mount Sinai Health System’s Chief Nursing Officers, she advances and enculturates the nursing brand in terms of strategy, management, and performance.
Ms. Valentino has a 25-year track record of nursing leadership in academic medical centers, including Magnet-designated ones. In her most recent role, Vice President of Nursing Operations at The Mount Sinai Hospital, she led fiscal, operational, and clinical oversight of multiple service lines, including women’s, ambulatory, oncology, and pediatric services. She contributed to the advancement of the leadership and quality structures in the Department of Nursing, such as the refinement of strategic goals and the formation of a CNO Cabinet. She was an integral part of the Mount Sinai response to COVID-19 during the height of the pandemic surge.
Ms. Valentino has participated in grant-funded quality and services research and has authored many publications related to clinical nursing and nursing leadership. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Hunter College of The City University of New York. She holds courtesy faculty appointments at Columbia University College of Nursing and Hunter College. She is board certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced, and she is a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and the American Nurses Association.