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Victoria Rich: Chief Nurse Executive for Penn Medical Center
February 6, 2007, Volume 53, No. 21

Victoria Rich

Penn Nursing Assistant Dean of Clinical Practice Dr. Victoria L. Rich was named the newly created Chief Nurse Executive for the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Campus.

Dr. Rich will oversee the practice of nursing and the nursing care for patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP), Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and all future activities under the HUP license. Her role as a member of the HUP and CPUP executive teams will be to support and facilitate an interdisciplinary team approach to care delivery.

“I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this recognition and acknowledgement,” said Dr. Afaf I. Meleis, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing. “This new appointment is a true testament to Dr. Rich’s outstanding visionary leadership. It is also vital for advancing nursing practice.”

Dr. Rich has been Chief Nursing Officer for HUP for five years (Almanac March 19, 2002). She will continue to serve as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Practice in the School of Nursing, a position she has held since 2004. Dr. Rich received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her M.S.N. and Ph.D. in nursing administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Almanac - February 6, 2007, Volume 53, No. 21