Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, has named Stephanie Nilsson its new director of critical care services, where she will lead quality and service initiatives in the hospital’s intensive care units.

“Stephanie comes to us with 23 years of critical care nursing experience,” said Jennifer Schmidt, Lakeview Regional’s chief nursing officer. “We are extremely fortunate to have her as part of our team, leading the charge on quality and patient safety as well as on recruitment and retention efforts in the intensive care units. She will be a valued addition to our team and will serve our staff well.”

Most recently, Nilsson was the nursing supervisor at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of patient flow, addressed family and staff concerns, and maintained proper compliance, social services referrals and mandated reporting to the state. Nilsson also led recruitment and retention strategies. Prior to that, she worked at Louisiana Heart Hospital for nearly 14 years before its closing in 2017. She served as the house supervisor there for eleven of those years. She also worked at Northshore Regional Medical Center in Slidell and Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

Nilsson holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wichita State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has been recognized for her nursing skills numerous times and has served on and led several employee activity and engagement committees throughout her career.