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Nursing Leadership

Elizabeth Smith CNO

As Chief Nursing Officer, Elizabeth L. Vieito-Smith, D.N.P., RN, is fully committed to leading the UHealth nursing team’s delivery of high-touch, innovative, quality care. Under her leadership, UHealth continues to foster an environment founded upon evidence-based practice that encourages personal and professional development, while delivering exceptional patient care.

Our nursing leaders are responsible for providing the guidance and tools to help identify and create improvement initiatives. These opportunities empower our nursing staff to uphold the highest standards of care and reach their fullest potential.

Our Nursing Leaders

Jeannette Garcia-Slanker, D.N.P., APRN, FNP, PMHNP, CPON
Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory Clinics, Infusion Centers and Pediatric Services
UHealth – University of Miami Health System

Douglas Houghton, D.N.P., APRN, ACNPC, FNP, FAANP
Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Advanced Practice Providers
UHealth – University of Miami Health System

Kathy Zanelli, B.S.N., RN AMB-BC, LSSGB
Associate Vice President, Nursing
University of Miami Medical Group (UMMG), Lennar Foundation Medical Center, Ambulatory
Care Network (ACN), SoleMia and Doral