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Sylvain Trepanier was placed as senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Providence in Renton, Washington, one of the nation's largest healthcare providers. Reporting over $23 billion in revenue and serving over 13 million patients, the system encompasses 51 hospitals, 829 clinics, and 16 supportive housing facilities; 119,000 caregivers, 25,000 physicians, and 38,000 nurses; two health plans and 2.1 million covered lives; $1.6 billion in community benefit; and 90 non-acute services – all spread across seven states in a diverse family of Catholic, other faith-based, and secular organizations. In this role, Syl will have overall accountability for the leadership, strategic direction, quality, and outcomes of nursing and interprofessional care across the Providence system, setting the vision for patient‐centered, evidence‐based care delivery in an integrated and team‐based context. He will be responsible for driving a service‐oriented culture focused on superior patient experience, employee engagement, quality, patient safety, service excellence, clinical leadership development, stewardship, and operational efficiency that will position Providence as "Best in the West."

Syl joined Providence in May of 2017 as the chief nursing officer for the Los Angeles region and was promoted seven months later to chief clinical officer of the newly formed Southern California Region of 13 hospitals. In addition to leading nursing services, he oversaw the chief medical officers in his region, as well as the clinical institutes, and was the regional lead for information system integration and the senior-most executive responsible for regional preparedness and response to COVID-19, establishing a regional incident command center. During his tenure, Syl redesigned all clinical quality and operation services, generating significant annual savings, and redesigned clinical education into a regional centralized model, including the Magnet designation process. His leadership effected positive changes in clinical metrics, including decreases to sepsis, healthcare-acquired infections, expected maternal mortality, and readmissions – all while improving the care experience.

Previously, Syl served as system vice president and chief nursing officer of Premier Health, as a regional chief nursing officer for Tenet, and as a chief nursing officer for two Tenet hospitals. He began his career as a director of emergency services for St. Lucie Medical Center and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Florida.

Syl is originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and holds a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing management from the University of Montreal; he also holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Nursing. Syl is a member of the Association of California Nurse Leaders and a Fellow of the American Organization of Nursing Leadership.

Outside of work, Syl enjoys meditation, hiking, and writing.

Quick Leonard Kieffer's Steve Derks and Joe Johnston led the search to recruit Syl to the chief nursing executive role, which he will assume on January 1, 2021.

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