Linda M. Valentino
Linda M. Valentino, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is Chief Nursing Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital. In her role, Dr. Valentino works to advance nursing practice and be responsible for operations, fiscal management, and the delivery of safe, timely, efficient, and equitable patient-centered care.
Previously, Dr. Valentino served as Chief Nursing Officer of Mount Sinai West and Vice President for Nursing and Patient Care Services for Women’s and Children’s Services of the Mount Sinai Health System. In that role, she worked 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 advanced and enculturated the nursing brand in terms of strategy, management, and performance.
Dr. Valentino has a long track record of nursing leadership in academic medical centers, including Magnet-designated ones. In an earlier role as 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.
Dr. 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.