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Dionne Johnson, MSN, RN is a Director of Magnet Programs at Garnet Health (formerly Orange Regional Medical Center) in Middletown, NY.  Dionne has over 30 years of professional nursing experience that includes direct care, transformational leadership management, and professional development.  Dionne is a dedicated and results-driven experienced healthcare operations leader with demonstrated expertise in project management, informatics, collaborative strategic planning processes, and quality improvement. As an analytical evaluator, Dionne identifies strategies to control health care operational costs, improve the human care experience, and reduce medical costs.  Dionne facilitates and positions organizations for successful designations.

Specialties: Healthcare Management, Information Technology (IT), Electronic Medical Records, Software Implementation, Project Management, Transformation Leadership Management, Clinical Quality Informatics, Education, Training, Learning Management Systems, Business Intelligence Analysis and Reporting, Population Health and Accountable Care, Human Experience (patient and staff).

Dionne has served in a variety of nursing leadership positions including directorship in Medical Management, Nursing Informatics, and Nursing Professional Development. In these roles, Dionne has guided several organizations to industry success. Dionne is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nursing Leadership, American Nursing Informatics Association, and Phi Sigma Theta Tau International inductee (c).  Dionne is also a client advocate for the Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD) committed to positively impact the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families.  Dionne has been a preceptor for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral interns making an impact for professional excellence.


Dionne’s Outcomes
• Led successful Magnet designation submissions.
• Lectured regionally on topics including the culture and timeline to Magnet, shared decision-making, cross-pollination, research, evidence-based practice, and informatics.


Other Outstanding Outcomes
• Led the redesign of human experience in a nursing department using patient experience principles to improve quality outcomes and efficiency, reduce expenses, and increase patient and nursing satisfaction.
• Redesigned shared governance model to streamline decision-making, improve communication, increase efficiency and effectiveness, and increase nursing satisfaction.
• Implemented an organization-wide operating room system for financial operations, supply management, clinical documentation, and analysis.
• Developed and implemented annual training program strategies to increase educational participation and promote professional practice                            • Educated and facilitated an introduction to nursing informatics in a distance learning program at Thomas Edison State College,  W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing


Career Summary
Dionne is a nurse leader with extensive experience in program development, informatics, strategic planning, project management, and staff development. She is master’s-prepared and has a post-masters in distance online education.


Professional Experience
2017 – present, Garnet Health (formerly Orange Regional Medical Center) Director, Magnet Programs, Middletown, NY  (Magnet-designated)
2015 – 2017, New York City Health and Hospitals Nursing Administrator Nursing Professional Development, Bronx, NY
2012 – 2015, Healthfirst Director, Medical Management Informatics, (telecommute)
2012 – 2015, Thomas Edison State College, Instructor, Nursing Informatics (telecommute)
2010 – 2011, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Director, Nursing Informatics
2007 – 2010, Montefiore Medical Center Hospital System, Clinical Project Manager Operating Room Technology System                                                        2005 – 2007, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Quality Management (Magnet-designated)                                                                                                        1991 – 2005, NYU Langone Medical Center Registered Nurse, Intensive Care Unit to Administrative Nurse Manager, NY, NY (Magnet-designated)


Master of Science in Nursing, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The City College of NY, NY