Melanie Patterson

Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

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Melanie Patterson

Melanie Patterson is CHOC Children’s vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. She began her 21-year CHOC tenure in its new graduate program and continued to serve in various capacities through the years: bedside nurse, charge nurse, clinical coordinator, nurse manager and executive director of the Hyundai Cancer Institute. Previously in her career, Patterson served as clinical director of pediatrics at City of Hope National Medical Center, where she also led several units.

Patterson holds a doctorate degree in nursing practice, executive leadership from American Sentinel University, as well as a master’s degree in health administration from Chapman University.

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