SVMC’s chief nurse to lead nurses statewide

Dr. Jeffery Hudson-Covolo, Sierra View Medical Center, elected to the Association of California Nurse Leaders Board of Directors


PORTERVILLE – The VP of nursing at Porterville’s hospital will now be a voice for nurses all over the state.

Last month, Dr. Jeffery Hudson-Covolo, vice president for patient care services and chief nurse executive at Sierra View Medical Center, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, a statewide organization that develops nurse leaders and advances the professional practice of nursing in order to improve the health of California communities.

In this position, Dr. Hudson-Covolo will represent the voice of nurse leaders in Central California. “I am excited to represent professional nurse leaders in Central California for the next two years on the ACNL board of directors. It is essential for our leaders in health care policy and nursing education to have their voices heard at a time when expanding roles for nurses are emerging, patient access to primary care is uncertain and financial stakes are high,” said Dr. Hudson-Covolo.

Dr. Hudson-Covolo, a doctor of nursing practice and a registered nurse (DNP, RN), has been in his chief nurse role at Sierra View Local Health Care District for the last four years. As chief nurse, he oversees patient care across the health care district for inpatient and outpatient services, serving the community of over 115,000 residents. Dr. Hudson-Covolo has served at the executive level as a chief operating office and chief nursing officer for the last 14 years, and as a nurse for nearly 30 years. He has been a member of ACNL for four years, serving on the communication/voice committee. He holds a doctor of nursing practice degree from Chamberlain College, with a focus in health care systems leadership. Dr. Hudson-Covolo is the chair of the Tulare County Workforce Investment Board’s Health Care Advisory. The Association of California Nurse Leaders is a nonprofit professional organization representing nurse leaders in hospitals, health systems, academia, research and business. For more than 36 years, ACNL has affected positive change for nursing and health care.

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