The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) recently announced that Theresa Murphy, RN, MSHA, CENP, chief nursing officer at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, has accepted a two-year term as HASC Nursing Advisory Council chair.

Murphy has served USC-VHH as chief nursing officer since 2015. Prior to that, she spent one year as assistant chief nursing officer at St. Vincent Medical Center.

Murphy brings more than 20 years of experience in health care, including a prior decade working for Keck Medical Center of USC. During her tenure, she served in several nursing leadership roles, including nurse executive at USC Norris Cancer Hospital and associate administrator of nursing for the Keck Medical Center.

Currently, she serves on the board of directors for the Chin Family Institute for Nursing at Cal State Los Angeles. She is also a member of the California Hospital Association’s CNO Advisory Committee and patient care administration representative with the HASC Board of Directors.

“I am very happy to serve both on the HASC Board and now as NAC Chair to represent nursing and the patient care aspects of the work we do to promote health and wellness,” Murphy said.

The NAC, made up of chief nursing officers and academic leaders, advocates for nurses and patients alike in California. The council also works on multiple initiatives supporting the nursing profession.

To see the full announcement from HASC, click here.