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St. Francis Welcomes New Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Hospital news | Monday, July 18, 2022

Contact: Dayna Stroik

Laura Randgaard, RN, MA, CNML has joined St. Francis Regional Medical Center as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. Randgaard, whose first day in the role was Monday, June 6, replaced former vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer, Sue Miller, upon her retirement effective July 1.

“Laura’s authenticity, leadership capabilities, clinical experience and extensive performance improvement roles make her an excellent fit to lead nursing services at St. Francis,” says Amy Jerdee, president of St. Francis.

Randgaard has more than twenty years of nursing experience, most recently in a leadership role at Allina Health where she focused on nursing/health informatics, redesign of inpatient nursing documentation, and alignment of clinical workflow and technology to improve safety and engagement. Her diverse background in healthcare consists of clinical care of premature infants and their families, and nursing leadership and organizational improvement roles at Minnesota health care systems including Allina Health, Fairview Health Services and Hennepin County Medical Center.

“I look forward to working with St. Francis caregivers to not only serve the health and wellbeing of our communities, but to build upon my passion for relationship-based care and nursing, and developing nursing leaders,” says Randgaard. “I am committed to working with the care teams at St. Francis to further enhance the safe and therapeutic environment offered to our patients and staff.”

Randgaard earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Portland, her master’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Catherine University, and is certified as a Prosci Change Practitioner. She is a member of Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing and the American Nurses Association.