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Dr. Nat'e Guyton, RN, MSN, CPHIMS, NE-BC

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Nat’e Guyton is a dynamic, innovative, and creative leader with over 25 years of healthcare experience. Currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer at CommonSpirit Health-California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Guyton is a values-based, outcomes-driven transformative disruptor. In her role, she is keenly focused on operational excellence, workforce and leadership development, community engagement, and innovation.

As a healthcare executive, Dr. Guyton played a pivotal role in transforming nursing, patient care services, and clinical laboratories at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown and Downtown Campuses. She held positions such as Chief Nurse Officer, Vice President of Patient Care Services, and Hospital Executive for Laboratory Operations.

Dr. Guyton brings a unique background with a Post Master’s certificate in Healthcare Informatics. She served as the Chief Nurse Officer at Spok, Inc., where she aligned her nursing, operations, and technology background to enhance clinical communication at the bedside, contributing to better patient outcomes. Additionally, Dr. Guyton served as the Chief Clinical Informatics Officer at Trinity Health-Mercy Health System in Pennsylvania, leading a world-class informatics team, and implementing computer physician order entry (CPOE) for hospitals and physician practices.

Dr. Guyton’s previous roles include Chief Nurse Officer at Trinity Health-Mercy Suburban Hospital, Senior Director of Nursing Operations at Trinity Health-St. Francis Hospital in Delaware, and Nurse Manager of cardiac transplant and telemetry at Temple University Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Guyton holds a Doctorate in Management with a concentration in organization development from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Science degree in Nursing Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Widener University. She also earned a Post Master’s certificate in Healthcare Administration from Villanova University and a Post Master’s certificate in Healthcare Informatics from Drexel University.

Certified as a Nurse Executive by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), Dr. Guyton is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management System from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).