Virginia “Ginny” Ripslinger, RN, MBA, has almost 40 years of experience working within acute healthcare. She joined St. Jude Medical Center, a Ministry of St. Joseph Health System in 1974 as a staff nurse. Ginny advanced her career as Director of Nursing by providing strategic direction and supervision for a wide range of medical/surgical and ancillary services. She expanded her role to include supervision of the hospital’s cost accounting system for the purpose of integrating clinical and financial information. In 2007, Ginny joined the Health System in her current role as AVP for Knowledge Management. Her broad experience with hospital operations and clinical informatics provides strategic planning, business development, operations analysis and process improvement services to hospitals throughout SJHS. Ginny’s most recent work with other hospital leaders to sustain a Strategic Quality Initiative utilizing evidence based practice standards creates an enthusiasm within the SJHS’ clinician base to achieve best practice and zero defect patient care. Ginny supports her community as President of Fullerton Creek Association and is a sustaining member of the Fullerton Assistance League’s auxiliary ALPHA and Damas de Caridad.