Temecula Valley Hospital Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer Amid COVID-19

Temecula Valley Hospital is pleased to welcome Janet Ruffin, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, as our new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).

Ruffin began her role in February and immediately started helping the hospital team with the COVID-19 response. From running staff town halls to participating in daily emergency preparedness meetings and completing patient rounds several times a day, Ruffin has been instrumental in keeping the hospital safe and running smoothly.

“We are so lucky to have Janet as part of our team,” said Darlene Wetton, CEO of Temecula Valley Hospital. “She has a wealth of knowledge, experience and professionalism as a CNO — and is already making a difference in our community during a challenging time!”

Ruffin most recently served as CNO at Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and at Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud, Illinois before that. Earlier in her career, Ruffin served in the U.S. Air Force both stateside and in overseas hospitals.

Ruffin earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from the American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colorado and her Master of Nursing Administration from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. 

In response to her new position, Ruffin said, “I am so pleased to join Temecula Valley Hospital and become an active member of this wonderful community!”

Ruffin relocated from Dallas to Temecula with her husband. She is the proud parent of two U.S. Navy officers. 

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