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Riverside's head nurse touts 'back to basics'

Riverside's head nurse touts 'back to basics'

If she couldn't have been a nurse, she doesn't know what she would have done. Nancy Littlefield, 56, went on the record in first grade. "I want to be a nurse to help people get better," she told a fifth-grade reporter for her school newspaper. After 35 years in nursing and administration, Littlefield joined Riverside Health System as chief nursing officer six months ago, taking over from Terris Kennedy, who retired from the position she launched. "It's everything I loved — acute care, a continuum of care, hospice, palliative — all in the package of Riverside," she said. In her new capacity, she has oversight over 2,500 nurses and the care they...

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