“Nevin is an example of a leader who took aggressive steps during the pandemic to ensure her organization stayed on target with key financial and strategic objectives,” according to her profile in Modern Healthcare’s June 21 edition announcing the awardees.
The publication commended Dr. Nevin for leading ChristianaCare through significant growth even while meeting the needs of the community throughout the pandemic.
That growth included the acquisition of Union Hospital in Cecil County, Maryland; joint ventures to expand urgent care and develop a new spine surgery center; and continued expansion of primary care. In addition, Dr. Nevin was credited for her leadership in the areas of inclusion, diversity and health equity.
“As our nation and our community faced a once-in-a-lifetime challenge in the pandemic, Dr. Nevin demonstrated what true leadership means,” said Doneene Keemer Damon, Esq., chair of the Board of ChristianaCare and president of Richards, Layton & Finger.
“She ensured that ChristianaCare met the needs of the moment, as she continued to lead the evolution of a vibrant organization that is taking on the challenges of tomorrow and transforming health care.”
During Dr. Nevin’s tenure, ChristianaCare has achieved increasingly high recognition as a health system of the highest quality and safety, and an employer that is one of the best in the nation. Recent awards include ChristianaCare’s recognition by Forbes as one of the best employers for diversity and inclusion in the United States, as well as the 5th best health system to work for in the U.S. Also in 2021, ChristianaCare was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades and one of the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek.
Dr. Nevin’s leadership was key in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, as ChristianaCare quickly stood up COVID-19 testing sites in the community, including the region’s first drive-through testing site, and dramatically accelerated the adoption of telehealth.
She prioritized all aspects of the welfare of ChristianaCare’s more than 14,000 caregivers, including the preservation of jobs and take-home pay, the support of mental and emotional health services through ChristianaCare’s Center for WorkLife Wellbeing, and an innovative COVID-19 symptom monitoring and testing program.
Dr. Nevin has served as CEO of ChristianaCare since 2015. She has shepherded the organization through the adoption of the values, love and excellence, that guide ChristianaCare and have supported the health system’s national recognition for innovation as it moves from “health system” to a system that impacts health.
The awardees were selected by an expert panel and industry peers.
“The 2021 class of 50 Most Influential Clinician Executives did not shy away from the challenges of caring for patient populations during a pandemic. They found inspiration in knocking down hurdles and fighting for top quality care for their patients and staff,” said Modern Healthcare editor Aurora Aguilar.