Skip to Content
1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL • VIEW LOCATIONS
(217) 258-2525
The Effingham Walk-In Clinic is open from 10am to 8pm Monday-Friday.

 

Lisa J. Hernandez, DNP, RN, CENP

Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Patient Care Continuum

Hernandez, Lisa.jpg

Summary

  • Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Patient Care Continuum, Sarah Bush Lincoln since 2016
  • Leads the organization’s 700+ nursing team overseeing nursing practice, development and education for inpatient, home health, palliative, and hospice care fields, as well as nursing practice across the organization

Education

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership track, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, TX, 2015
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Administration Indiana Wesleyan University, School of Nursing, Marion, IN, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Indiana University, School of Nursing, New Albany, IN, 2000

Certifications

  • Certified Executive in Nursing Practice, 2012
  • Fundamentals of Magnet™, 2013

Professional Involvement

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Illinois Nurses Foundation Editorial Board, 2017 - present
  • Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders, 2016 – present
  • Illinois – ANA, 2016 - present
  • Texas Organization of Nurse Executives Board Member, 2015 - 2016
  • Texas Nurses Association, 2012 - present
  • American Nurses Association, 2012 - present
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives, 2012 - present
  • Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives, 2006 - 2007

LEADERSHIP ROLES

  • Texas Nurses Association District 26 President, 2014 - 2016
  • Choosing Wisely Texas Pilot Steering Committee Co-Lead (collaboration American Academy of Nursing) 2014 - 2016
  • Texas Team Advancing Health Through Nursing Action Coalition Regional Nurse Leader Co-Lead, 2013 - 2016

COMMITTEE WORK

  • Lakeview College of Nursing Advisory Council, 2016 – present
  • Lake Land College of Nursing Advisory Committee, 2016 – present
  • Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders Policy & Advocacy Committee, 2017 – present
  • Illinois – ANA Nominations Committee, 2016 - present
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives Political Action Committee, 2015 - present
  • Texas Nurses Association Government Affairs Committee, 2014 - 2016
  • U.S. Congressman Rubén Hinojosa Higher Education Opportunities Collaboration, 2014 - 2016

PROJECTS

BJC Collaborative Care Management Resources Project, 2017 - 2018

  • SBL Steering Committee Member; Five-system collaborative whose purpose is to assist CCMR members develop the competencies and capabilities needed to be successful under various payment reform scenarios linked with clinical and cost performance metrics.

Associate Degree in Nursing Dual Enrollment Pilot Program, 2014 – 2016

  • An innovative partnership between a healthcare system, local community college, regional education service center, and local school district to cultivate a pipeline of professional nurses through a collaborative approach with innovative teaching strategies, clinical experiences, and support systems by all partners.

Research & Publications

PUBLICATIONS

  • Chapa, O., Fuller, S., Hernandez, L., & McCray, T. (2017). Competition Versus Collaboration in Health Care Teams. Creative Nursing 23(2), 97-101

PRESENTATIONS

  • The Power of Partnerships: Impacting Families and Educators Through Innovative Means (Atkins, Falcon, Gonzalez, Graham, Alvarado, & Hernandez) Together We Rise. NCCEP/Gear Up Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2015
  • Nursing and the Law: Ethics and Jurisprudence in Texas (Rivas & Hernandez) 7th Annual Medical Conference, South Padre Island, TX, 2015
  • Choosing Wisely: Advancing Health Through Nursing - Texas Team Regional Conference, Houston, TX, 2015
  • Choosing Wisely: Advancing Health Through Nursing - Texas Team Regional Conference, El Paso, TX, 2015
  • Curbing the Use of Ineffective and Costly Healthcare: Nursing Evidence for Choosing Wisely, (Bradshaw, Stevens & Hernandez), STTI 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV, 2015
  • Choosing Wisely: Curbing the Use of Ineffective & Costly Healthcare Through Nursing - IONL Mid-Year Conference, Politics Not as Usual:  Effects on Healthcare, Peoria, IL, 2017
  • Choosing Wisely: Nursing’s Responsibility in Evidence-Based Care - The Future Is Now: Updates on the Nursing Profession, Mattoon, IL, 2017  
  • Choosing Wisely: Nursing’s Responsibility in Evidence-Based Care - Illinois-ANA General Assembly, Normal, IL, 2017

VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • Choosing Wisely - Grant monies received for video production to educate RNs in Texas on the Campaign; wrote and directed production of film; shown during AAN Policy meeting October 2015. http://www.txactioncoalition.org/choosing-wisely  

PLANNING COMMITTEES

  • PANEL PARTICIPANT
    • Being Pre-active: Situational Awareness and Threat Assessment, Urbana, IL, 2018
    • AACN Nursing Advancement Professionals Conference, The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action: Speaking with One Voice, San Antonio, TX, 2015  
    • 6th Annual PACE Bioethics Conference, Transformational Medical Education/Accelerated & Innovative Pre-Med Education Panel, Edinburg, TX, 2014
  • Region One GEAR UP Event, 2015
  • The Promise of Nursing for Texas Steering Committee, Houston Event, 2015     

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Choosing Wisely: Nursing’s Impact on Improving Public Health - American Academy of Nursing 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference, 2014
  • Walk This Way: Graduating Associate Degree Nurses Utilizing an Innovative Academic/Practice Partnership for a High School Dual Enrollment Program (Rivas, Hernandez, Alvarado) Sigma Theta Tau International 26th International Nursing Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2015
  • Choosing Wisely: Advancing Health Through Nursing - Sigma Theta Tau International 26th International Nursing Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2015

RADIO GUEST