NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter's University Hospital’s vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer has been recognized by an industry website that ranks hospitals and their personnel.

Linda Carroll, RN-BC, MSN, has been chosen by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the 50-plus hospital and health system "CNOs to Know" in 2020.

The list, published this month, recognizes the crucial role chief nursing executives and chief nursing officers play in a hospital or health system’s success.

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According to the article, “Many top nursing executives oversee large teams of nurses to ensure the quality of care and patient experience."

Carroll was recognized for her more than 30 years as a leader at Saint Peter’s.

The article noted that the health system has earned honors such as the Magnet recognition and Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses multiple times under Carroll's leadership. She also founded the Saint Peter's Opioid Task Force, which includes community members and other nurses who collaborate to address challenges related to opioid addiction.