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At Atrium Health, now part of Advocate Health, our work is more than a job; it’s a calling. And humanity is at the center of everything we do.

We are an organization committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our nurses care for individuals, families and the community by providing support, treatment, counseling and health education where they are needed. We strive to be the first and best choice for nursing care and practice as part of our overall mission to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all.

Our people — teammates, patients and community members alike — come first. Our vision is to be the national leader in health, learning and community. And because of this:

  • We create spaces where all belong.
  • We work as one team to make great things happen.
  • We earn trust in all we do.
  • We innovate for a better today and tomorrow.
  • We strive for excellence – always.

What propels us forward is not only the goal of being a national leader but also championing compassion, embodying empathy and harnessing hope for all our patients. To achieve this, we start with building a diverse team that’s engaged, supported and valued.

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Awards and Recognitions

  • For four years in a row, Atrium Health has been recognized by Forbes as a Best Employer for New Grads.
  • The Atrium Health New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.
  • The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) recognized Atrium Health with its notable Prism Award in 2022 for advancing diversity and inclusion efforts within the nursing profession, health care organization or community.

Meet Our Chief Nurse

Janice Walker, DHA, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer - Advocate Health Southeast Region

Janice Walker

Janice Walker is the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for the Southeast Region of Advocate Health and is responsible for providing strategic leadership for all nursing and other designated patient care functions and services for Atrium Health, which comprises the entirety of Advocate Health’s Southeast Region. Janice joined Advocate Health in 2024. Her previous experience includes nursing and operational roles at Baylor Scott & White Health (BSW) and Texas Health Presbyterian in Texas, Freeman Neosho Hospital in Missouri, Slidell Memorial Hospital in Louisiana and National Park Medical Center (Tenet) in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Janice holds a doctorate degree in Health Care Administration focused on executive female health care leadership traits and is a Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellow. Janice is a national speaker on topics such as transformational nursing leadership traits, service bundle care to increase patient satisfaction and driving quality through accreditation programs to promote care of at-risk population patients. Janice’s work has been published on driving to zero patient harm, tactics for strong candidate-centric nursing recruitment and retention, workplace violence, interdisciplinary team dialogue, driving service scores through such programs as open visitation, hard-wiring service and patient advocacy service councils.

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