October 09, 2020
Methodist Children’s Hospital is proud to announce Negar Johnson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC as its new chief nursing officer for the children’s hospital and women’s services. This well-deserved promotion comes at a time when Negar’s passion for the nursing profession, her colleagues, and the community she serves have been ever so evident through her instrumental efforts during the worldwide pandemic. Since March, Negar has led the opening and operations of several COVID-19 units at Methodist Hospital.
Negar’s dedication to her work and Methodist Healthcare began in 1994, when she was hired as a registered nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Hospital. She quickly progressed into positions of increased challenges and responsibilities, culminating as associate chief nursing officer at Methodist Hospital. Negar has a long history of leading new programs, launching quality improvement initiatives, and helping team members achieve their clinical and career goals. She was instrumental in the expansion of the nationally acclaimed adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program. Negar earned the 2020 Grace Ann Durr Humanitarian Award for going above and beyond to aide in the lives of patients and community members in need. She has received many recognitions for her leadership in nursing. This short list of accomplishments does not begin to scratch the surface of the hard work Negar has put forth, or the accolades she has achieved professionally and personally.
“Coming to work every day is like walking into a sacred place that not only you feel God’s presence, but also you see his miracles in action. I have been blessed to meet many people who have made an indescribable impact in my life’s journey and guided me to where I am today,” Johnson said. “I have found that it is my duty to pay that forward by serving our guests and their families who trusted us at the most vulnerable times in their lives.”
With Negar’s expertise, Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services will continue bringing more convenient and comprehensive health care to the patients and families in South Texas.