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Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital announces New Chief Nurse Executive

WOODLAND, Calif. (June 29, 2022) – Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital announced today that Carolyn Caruso, RN, BSN, MBA, has joined the hospital as its new Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Operating Officer. Caruso is an accomplished leader who brings over ten years of progressive leadership experience to the organization.

In her role, Caruso oversees patient care services and nursing personnel within Woodland Memorial Hospital. Caruso is committed to providing extraordinary care within and beyond the hospital walls by serving our patients and the Woodland community. 

“We are thrilled that Carolyn Caruso has joined the Woodland Memorial Hospital team,” said Gena Bravo, Woodland Healthcare President, and CEO. “Her strong leadership and passion for service made her the perfect fit to assume this role and carry out our mission of helping those in need.” 

Before joining Woodland Memorial Hospital, Caruso served as the Director of Transformation and Regulatory Affairs at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. Carolyn holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Western Governors University.

“I am so honored to join the Woodland Memorial Hospital team and contribute to its success by leading its talented, driven, and inspiring nursing staff who are committed to delivering compassionate care and humankindness to our patients and their families," Carolyn Caruso, Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Operating Officer.


About Dignity Health

Dignity Health is a multi-state nonprofit network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers, including community hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. Dignity Health is a part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system committed to advancing health for all people and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at


Publish date: 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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