BATON ROUGE, La. -- Woman’s Hospital is strengthening its nursing ranks by promoting Wendy Singleton to Associate Chief Nursing Officer. Singleton, who began her nursing career at Woman’s two decades ago caring for new mothers and babies, will continue to build upon and expand the reputation of Woman’s for providing exceptional nursing care.
“As a nurse leader, I take great pride in the quality of our nurses at Woman’s and the level of care they provide to our patients,” said Singleton, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, NEA-BC, who has served as Director of Nursing Administration for the past six years. “I have an incredibly talented group of nurses and support staff around me, and I look forward to growing together as a team.”
Singleton will work alongside chief nursing officer Cheri Johnson in planning, directing and managing nursing resources for the hospital and continuously improving quality and patient satisfaction.
“Wendy has been a valuable leader in this organization for many years and has made a positive impact on almost every aspect of nursing and patient experience in her career at Woman’s,” said Johnson.
Under Singleton’s leadership over patient experience, Woman’s has received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for patient satisfaction for six consecutive years. She has coordinated the Magnet recognition program, including Woman’s third Magnet designation in 2017. She implemented the Patient and Family Advisory Council, launched the nursing research program, and led the charge on numerous quality and safety projects to improve care for surgical and OB patients.
Singleton began her nursing career in 1998 as a clinical nurse and charge nurse on the Mother/Baby unit at Woman’s. She has since earned her Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification and served as Clinical Nurse Specialist before moving on to Director over Nursing Administration, Informatics, and Patient Experience. She has also worked as a nurse practitioner in the Woman’s Employee Health Clinic for 15 years providing acute care to employees and their family members.
A respected leader within Woman’s Hospital, Singleton is also a member of Baton Rouge Leadership Alumni Association, Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives, American Nurses Association, Baton Rouge District Nurses Association, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses. She was previously named Clinical Nurse Researcher of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation Nightingale Award.