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Erdmann Named Patient Care Executive


Adventist Health Portland recently named Diana Erdmann, MSN, RN, CENP, as patient care executive. Erdmann succeeds Cindy Nutter, who is retiring from this role in January 2023. As patient care executive, Erdmann assumes responsibility for all clinical care and services at Adventist Health Portland.

Erdmann has served Adventist Health Portland since 2005 in roles like emergency department interim director, medical unit and infusion services manager, and director of nursing. As the COVID-19 pandemic incident command operating officer, she drove the development and implementation of organization-wide processes to ensure safety for patients, providers and staff. In every role, Erdmann has helped her teams perform at high levels and created an environment in which teams take ownership of their best practices and behaviors to ensure success.

“One of the highlights of my work is watching my team grow and develop professionally,” Erdmann shares. “Our mission calls us to take care of our patients, but also to take care of each other. That culture is one of the things I love most about working here and keeps me inspired to be part of this work.”

Erdmann holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Portland. She is also a board-certified nurse executive by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.