Veronica Martin, D.N.P., R.N., joined All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine on September 28, 2015 as vice president and chief nursing officer.
With more than 20 years of nursing experience, Veronica comes to All Children’s from Shriners Hospital/Health System, where she served as corporate chief nursing officer, leading system-wide clinical activities focused on quality, patient safety, outcomes and patient experience.
“Veronica’s leadership skills, experience and her focus on education and collaboration will be an ideal fit with All Children’s culture,” said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., All Children’s Hospital president and physician-in-chief and vice dean and professor of pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “She will elevate patient care at All Children’s and serve as both a mentor and leader as we pursue magnet designation. Veronica is deeply committed to children and pediatric care and will support our journey of excellence.”
Martin previously served as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Georgia, with fiscal, strategic and operational responsibilities for a 382-bed hospital with shared governance in place at the system and entity level. At Tampa General Hospital, she was vice president of the women’s and children’s division and then became associate chief nursing officer and vice president for TGH. Martin also held leadership roles at University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Mobile and in the Women’s & Children’s Division at Medical Center of Lewisville in Lewisville, Texas. Within these diverse roles she had responsibility for neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, a well-baby nursery, pediatric critical care transport, a perinatology center and a pediatric oncology program.
Pediatrics has been Martin’s passion throughout her career, and she is delighted to be joining the leadership team at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine. “This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a wonderful organization totally devoted to improving the lives of children. From the frontline staff through leadership, everyone I met during my visits to the hospital clearly has a true love for the organization and a commitment to the highest quality patient- and family-centered care.”
Martin earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)/Health Systems Leadership from Florida State University in 2014. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing/Executive Level Administration from the University of South Alabama, from which she also received her B.S.N. She is Nurse Executive Advanced/Board Certified and a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American College of Health Care Executives.
Martin lives in Tampa with her husband, Frank. Their daughter, Brianna, also graduated from Florida State University in 2014, receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology.