Laurie Hartwig is Chief Nursing Officer and Magnet® Program Director at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler, Texas. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Executives, former board member of Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, and American Association of Nursing Professional Development.
In her almost 30-year nursing career, Laurie has practiced as a clinical nurse in Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, and Pediatric Radiology Sedation. She has Human Resources experience as a Nursing Liaison, and leadership experience as director of clinical departments and the Education Department for a large system. Laurie successfully led CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler to their initial Magnet designation in 2017. Laurie is a published author on Cross-continuum Care Continuity: Achieving Seamless Care and Managing Comorbidities (JONA, August 2017). She is passionate about nursing practice, Professional Development of staff, improving the practice environment for nurses, and supporting nursing leaders to be transformational.
In 2012, Laurie received the coveted DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County and the Family Advisory Board of the national Concussion Legacy Institute (CLI) in Boston. Prior to moving to Texas in 2008, Laurie practiced at the Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. She is the mother of 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren.
Laurie holds the MPA/ Executive Health Care Administration (University of Texas at Tyler), BSN (University of Texas at Arlington), and the AAN (Middle Tennessee State University). She is board certified as an Advanced Nurse Executive by the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC).
"Thank you for helping us on our way to Magnet® status. I know your visits to us and your advice steered us on this journey. We value your input.”