Geri Towndrow, RN, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Geri Towndrow, RN, BSN, MA, joined SCL Health as Chief Nursing Officer in April 2015, after serving as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Lutheran Medical Center since 2011. Geri provides strategic direction for nursing quality and safety, and leads the implementation of consistent practices throughout the entire SCL Health family.
As CNO for Lutheran, Geri served as a champion for patient care and nursing practice, and earned
many accolades for her teamwork and innovation. She was responsible for clinical service lines including Critical Care, Emergency & Trauma Services, Perioperative Services, Women’s & Newborn Services, Neuro Services, Cardiovascular Services & Acute Care, Medical Surgical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, and Learning & Development.
Geri has more than 30 years of nursing leadership experience. Prior to joining Lutheran, she served as the Vice President and CNO of Patient Care Services at Methodist Hospital in Sacramento, Calif., and Mercy Hospital Folsom in Folsom, Calif. Geri has also served as CNO at Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, Ore., and Administrative Director of Penrose Community Hospital / Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs.
A Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in organizational management from Webster University in Colorado Springs, Geri earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Regis University in Denver. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.