Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center announces that Karla Ramberger, DNP, RN, NEA-BC is its new Chief Nursing Officer effective today. With a demonstrated track record of improving patient and employee engagement, reducing turnover and achieving quality goals, Ramberger is a distinguished champion of patient centered care and the nursing practice.

Coming to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital from The Dallas-based Methodist Health System, Ramberger has more than 20 years of progressive hospital leadership experience. She has held numerous positions within Methodist including ER Director at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and VP of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Her last post was Chief Nursing Executive of Methodist Health System – a role she has held since August 2016.

Ramberger is an accomplished life learner who holds a Doctor in Nursing Practice from Rush University; her MSN and BSN were obtained in the University of Texas system (UT Tyler for her MSN and UT Arlington for her BSN). Among her recent recognitions is inclusion in the “60 Hospital and Health Systems CNOs to Know” from Becker’s Hospital Review and the Dean’s List at Rush.

“The nursing practice at Sunrise Hospital is the linchpin in our ability to care for one in four children in our state and one in 12 adults,” said Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. “We’re fortunate to have Karla Ramberger join us as Chief Nurse and look forward to enabling her passion and her talents to benefit both the employee and the patient experience.”

The previous CNO at Sunrise Hospital, Kim Hatchel, recently accepted a position with KentuckyOne Health and relocated back home to Kentucky.

About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital

As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center offers high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of southern Nevada, its surrounding region and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. Sunrise Hospital is now home to Nevada’s first and only Joint Commission Accredited Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital offers advanced cardiac care and features an Accredited Chest Pain Center. In addition to having the busiest Emergency Department in Nevada, Sunrise Hospital is also home to a County-designated STEMI receiving center.

Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital - Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital and home to the only pediatric open heart surgery program in the state. It features a 24/7/365, dedicated pediatric emergency department. For more information on Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, visit Sunrise Hospital, follow us on Twitter @SunriseLasVegas and Facebook.