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American Nurse Today names new editor-in-chief


American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, announced that Lillee Gelinas, RN, MSN, FAAN, has been appointed editor-in-chief effective in June. Gelinas, a member of ANA and the Texas Nurses Association, has served on the journal’s editorial board since its inception in 2006. American Nurse Today is a peer-reviewed journal.

Gelinas succeeds Pamela Cipriano, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN, who served as American Nurse Today editor-in-chief since its founding in 2006.

“We are excited to see Lillee assume this new role,” ANA President Karen A. Daley, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in a news release. “She has demonstrated dedication and enthusiasm in her long service on the editorial board, and we are confident she will shape its future as editor-in-chief. We also gratefully acknowledge Pam Cipriano for her leadership in helping to launch and establish American Nurse Today as a respected and valued journal.”

A nurse leader with more than 30 years of experience, Gelinas serves as system vice president and CNO of CHRISTUS Health, a system comprising more than 350 hospitals, services, and facilities in the U.S., Mexico and Chile. She is a well-respected thought leader and speaker on healthcare management, clinical issues, and patient safety and quality issues.


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