Carrie W. Grant is Chief Nurse and Operations Executive (CNE) at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. She is a member of the Executive Cabinet, reporting to Nemours President and Chief Executive Officer, R. Lawrence Moss, MD. In this role, she establishes and supports the vision for nursing care and standards for nursing practice and other clinical operational services for Nemours.
Carrie brings to Nemours a wealth of experience, notably as a nurse leader with a 25-year background in nursing, health care operations, education finance, case management and bedside clinical care. She joined Nemours from Intermountain Healthcare’s Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, where she served the 289-bed, academic Level I trauma center as CNO. There she led all inpatient-nursing services, pediatric organ transplant programs, the ACS accredited trauma program, pediatric and neonatal flight services, the office of patient experience, and more. Her responsibilities also included an additional 70 beds across four community hospital pediatric units in the state.
Prior to that CNO role, she led the charge as nurse administrator and served as director of pediatric education services for Intermountain Healthcare. Carrie has a solid background in continuous improvement, working in a mature high-reliability organization with experience in just culture, and leadership of patient and staff quality and safety initiatives. She is passionate about safety, evidence based practice, and relationship centered team based care to improve patient and associates experiences.
Carrie received a Master of Business Administration degree at Brigham Young University, a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of North Florida and an ADN/ASN from Florida Community College in Jacksonville, Fla. Carrie also participated in a Masters of Nursing Education Certificate program at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.
She currently serves on the Ronald McDonald House Charities board and contributes to the work of the Institute for Healthcare Excellence. Carrie is a proud mother of two sons, a daughter, son in law, and two grandchildren. In her free time she loves spending time with her family enjoying tennis, hiking, the beach, the water and travel.