Lorie Shoemaker, DHA, RN, NEA-BC
Lorie K. Shoemaker serves as the interim chief nursing executive for Northeast Georgia Health System, where she provides oversight for the quality of nursing care and services. Prior to joining NGHS, Dr. Shoemaker served as CNO for CHI St. Luke’s Health Texas Division, overseeing nursing care and practice across 17 hospitals from September 2015 until her retirement in October 2020. Dr. Shoemaker provided oversight for the achievement of the fifth consecutive Magnet Redesignation for Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the first hospital in Texas to achieve such a prestigious award. Prior to joining CHI Texas Division, Dr. Shoemaker served in a variety of leadership roles during a 29-year career at Palomar Health in San Diego, including system chief nurse executive. Under Dr. Shoemaker’s leadership, the entire health system received Magnet designation in 2009, making Palomar Health the first public health system in California to achieve this award. Dr. Shoemaker holds a Master of Science degree in nursing and a Doctor of Health Administration. She is an alumna of the Johnson & Johnson/Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives and is board certified in advanced nursing administration by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.