New Chief Nursing Executive of Cedar-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai, after an extensive search, has appointed David R. Marshall as the chief nursing executive and senior vice president. Marshall has an experience of thirty years in healthcare from proficiency in nursing leadership to even bedside nursing.

Marshall previously served as the executive of patient care services and system chief nursing at the Medical Branch of the University of Texas.

CEO of Cedars-Sinai and Vice President of Hospital Operations, Jeffrey A. Smith said, “We are privileged to welcome a nurse executive of Dr. Marshall’s caliber and breadth of experience. In addition to many noteworthy accomplishments at UTMB Health, David is a nationally recognized leader in nursing who currently serves on the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Magnet® Recognition Program.”

Prior to Marshal, Linda held this post for almost 48 years. Mr. Burnes Boltonwill will be steering the health system by becoming the chief health equity officer at Cedars-Sinai.

Marshall has a law degree and a doctoral degree in nursing practice as well. He started his career at the UTMB Health in 1983 as a staff nurse. He later advanced to the post of an assistant head nurse then became a nurse manager and then a nursing supervisor. After that, he became a nurse administrator and later the director of Nursing. In 2001, he took the role of the office of chief nursing and services for patient care.

Marshall was a member of the UTMB Health team in 2008 when the Hurricane Ike destroyed the Gulf Coast and also served as a voice of confidence and a vital public face, keeping the patients and community awareness. He has also led several teams with many professional organizations at both local and national levels.

Marshall who will be joining Cedars-Sinai on 3rd June said, “It is a special opportunity to be joining the Cedars-Sinai team. As healthcare leaders, we must create an environment where nurses are supported so they can do their very best work and our patients can receive the very best care.”