CNO Rounding

Monthly | TBA | 07:00 - 08:00

Executive Leaders from Oregon and Washington convene via a facilitated call-in to share immediate issues, concerns, responses, resources and best practices. Prominent Leaders start each rounding with lessons-learned followed by discussion roundtable. Northwest specific issues are highlighted. The Rounding culminates with a call-to-action and a distilled executive report for attendees.

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Rounding Reports

November 18, 2020: Robyn Begely, DNP, RN and CEO of AONL provided Leaders a National Update and led a Q&A session on current challenges and opportunities. Additionally, Dana Bjarnason VP & CNO for OHSU shared their work on proposing and implementing Flexible Work Schedules for Leaders. Click here for Proposal.

October 21, 2020: The CNO & CFO Relationship, CE learning event offered by Kirby Bates with Colleen Chapp and Kimberly Nagy was well attended and much appreciated. Be sure to contact for assistance in obtaining CE. Click here for Presentation Link 

September 23, 2020: With the Pacific Northwest reeling from disaster, smoke, and crisis management the September our Rounding Call is exclusively a time for regional senior leaders to connect, align and share. Our greatest thanks to Laura Magstadt, VP Nursing, and all of Asante Three Rivers their extraordinarily selfless and personal outreach in their community.

August 20, 2020: Distinguished Principle Leaders and Deans across Oregon and Washington share key takeaways, themes and opportunities for advancing and sustaining the Academic to Practice partnership. Read the combined Rounding Report (7 minute read).

June 17, 2020: Kelly Espinoza VP & CNO of Legacy Salmon Creek, Laura Magstadt VP of Nursing of Asante Three Rivers and Bonnie Fryzlewicz CNO of Seattle Childrens report out on the current state of their organizations after months of pandemic response, and weigh in on what opportunities have arisen, changes in strategies, staffing, empowerment and what has been the most rewarding experience to date.

May 27, 2020: Courtney Caufield Chief Nursing Executive, Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center conducted a CE generating session for leaders on the subject of Alternative Work Schedules. If you missed it you can read the brief in the June Member Newsletter. If you attended the session and still need to request CE freely contact us at

May 13, 2020: James Reedy St. CNO St. Charles Redmond and Bonnie Fryzlewicz CNO Seattle Children's share their journey in staying financially solvent while remaining adaptable, postponing for an extended recovery timeline and the impact of prolonged stress on leaders.

April 29, 2020: Darcy Jaffe of WSHA and Rebecca Tiel of OAHHS dive into the respective WA/OR Governors guidelines on restarting elective procedures plus other services.

April 22, 2020: Chief Executive Nurse Jennifer Gentry from Providence Portland Medical Center leads us in Surge Planning when the future is uncertain.

April 15, 2020: Deans from the College of Nursing, Susan Bakewell-Sachs of OHSU and Kristen Swanson of Seattle, brief NWONL on the the impact on nursing academics from the Covid-19 pandemic response.

April 8, 2020: AONL's CEO Robyn Begley and VP JoAnn Web share AONL's support responses for covid-19 and Federal actions underway

March 25, 2020: Evergreen Health's SVP & CNO Mary Shepler on surge planning, keeping staff safe, moral distress, staying equipped and caring for non-covid patients