Rhonda Thompson

Chief Nursing Officer, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services

Phoenix Children's Hospital

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Rhonda Thompson

Rhonda Thompson, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, is chief nursing officer (CNO) and senior vice president of patient care services at Phoenix Children’s. As CNO at Phoenix Children’s, she is responsible for developing and advocating for the organization’s more than 1,400 nurses, collaborating with physician leadership to drive continuous improvements in clinical services and patient outcomes, and is taking an active role in the organization’s strategic planning and expansion efforts.

Prior to joining Phoenix Children’s, Thompson served as CNO for The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and as the William H. Parry, M.D., Endowed Chair of Pediatric Nursing. In addition, she held pediatric nursing leadership posts at Memorial Hermann in Houston, including director of Pediatric Special Care Services, along with leadership roles at Texas Children’s Hospital. Thompson holds a Master of Science in Nursing, a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in systems leadership from Rush University. She also holds a Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certification.

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