Myrna Capabianco

Myrna Capabianco

Myrna Capabianco, MSN, RN, NEA-BC began her nursing career at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey where she worked as a staff nurse in medical-surgical, intermediate care and critical care. During her fourteen years with the organization she was promoted to Clinical Coordinator of the Intensive Care Unit and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Nurse Manager of the Medical-Surgical Step Down Unit, Director of Nursing, Medical Surgical Services and finally, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Director of Clinical Programs, overseeing the neurology and pediatric service lines. In 2012, Myrna joined Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York as the Director of Nursing at the Einstein Campus. Returning to New Jersey in 2014, Myrna joined Southern Ocean Medical Center, Meridian Health as the Chief Nurse Executive and in 2016, expanded her portfolio to include Vice President of Operations. Myrna's passion for patient safety intensified after experiencing a serious safety event while in the Nurse Executive role as well as being a care giver to her mother, who was hospitalized numerous times in 2015. Myrna often shares learnings from both events and how it led her to her current role today, Hackensack Meridian Health's Network Director for High Reliability - the study of organizations that operate under hazardous conditions while maintaining high levels of safety over extended periods of time.

Myrna earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Long Island University and Master of Science in Nursing, Health Systems Administration from Seton Hall University. She is currently enrolled in their PhD, Health Professions Leadership program at Seton Hall University's, School of Health and Medical Sciences. She holds national certification, Nurse Executive Advanced, Board Certified credential. Myrna is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has served as the ACHE NJ Chapter Membership Chair, Second Member At Large and First Member At Large as well as the American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Northern New Jersey Chapter, Board Member, Secretary, President Elect and Past President.

End of Life Palliative Care
It's a fact of life, yet one of the facts most difficult to come to terms with. What's best for our grandparents, parents or ourselves, and what steps are needed in advance to ensure comfort at the end of life? The answers you're seeking will be shared in this session.