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Chief Nursing Officer Named at Sierra Vista Medical Center

Sep 26, 2017
Photo of Art DominguezSeptember 18, 2017 – Arthur “Art” Dominguez Jr. has been named Chief Nursing Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. He began his duties September 18.  In his new role Dominguez will have oversight for Sierra Vista’s clinical care ensuring the quality and safety of the hospital’s patients.          

For the past two and a half years, Dominguez was Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA where he provided leadership for daily patient care at a 385-bed, Level II, academic trauma center.  He started his nursing career at Desert Regional Medical Center in 2006 working Emergency Room and Trauma, Cardiac Intensive Care, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Transport, which progressed to leadership positions throughout the years. He also worked as an emergency room nurse at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco for two years.

“We are pleased to have identified a person with not only a wide breadth of nursing and management experience but also someone who will exemplify the personal qualities that our community values,” said Tim Menton, Interim Chief Executive Officer.

In addition to more than 350 nurses, Dominguez will oversee other clinical areas such as nursing education, continuous quality improvement, risk management and social work at the county’s largest hospital and second largest private employer.

Dominguez is a candidate for Doctor of Nursing Practice from Walden University (expected later this year) where he also holds a Masters in Leadership and Management. He earned an Associate of Science in Nursing from College of the Desert, where he was adjunct faculty, and an Associate in Arts from Riverside Community College. In addition he is a Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP), a Trauma Care Registered Nurse (TCRN), Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) and a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN). 

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