Joan Forte



Joan Forte

About Me

Joan Forte Scott’s nursing career spans 35 years. During that time she has had the opportunity to practice in many roles: clinician, teacher, manager, researcher, consultant and administrator. She has been bedside nurse, nurse educator, ICU manager, Director of Patient Care Finance, Director of Nursing, Director of Strategic Patient Care programs and now Administrative Director of Patient and Community Engagement in Guest Services. In each of these roles, Joan has challenged herself and others to develop innovative responses to the healthcare dilemmas of the day. Joan has a BSN and an MBA and is Board Certified as a Nursing Executive. Her contributions have ranged from assisting with the development of new technology to producing business plans for innovative programs to leading the way toward patient and family centered care. Her greatest passion is building the partnership between clinicians, patients and families by strengthening all sides of the equation. While a Nurse Manager 20 years ago, Joan co-founded the Family Centered Care Program at Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. In 2009, she initiated the Patient and Family Partner Program at Stanford’s adult hospital. Today there are 16 Patient and Family Advisory Councils, a Patient and Family Faculty Program, a Peer 2 Peer support program and over 150 Patient and Family Partners. She has the privilege of sharing her expertise through presentations and consultation both nationally and internationally.

Title: Admin Director of Patient and Community Engagement

Company/Affiliation: Stanford Health Care

Industry: Health Care

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