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Pamela A. Thompson, MS, RN, FAAN
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Pamela A. Thompson, MS, RN, FAAN, is the senior vice president for nursing for the American Hospital Association and the chief executive officer of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. In her AHA role, she is responsible for coordination of the AHA Workforce Initiative and addressing issues specific to nursing and patient care. For AONE, which has offices in Washington, DC, and Chicago, she is responsible for the overall leadership and administrative operations of the AONE professional association, which represents more than 8,000 nurses in executive and leadership practice.

Prior to joining AONE and AHA, Pam was vice president for the Children’s Hospital, Obstetrics, Psychiatric Services, and Strategic Planning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

She has long been involved in state and national association work. She served as president of the New Hampshire Organization of Nurse Executives. She was also chair of the board of trustees of the New Hampshire Hospital Association and the New Hampshire Foundation. She served as a national board member of AONE.  She has served on the Board of Advisors and on the Board of Directors of the National Patient Safety Foundation and has served as Chair of the Board.

Pam is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Her personal passion is her international work with colleagues in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Africa.


Jan 2016

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