I’m passionate about fostering a culture of nurse-led innovation within healthcare systems, whether that’s by incentivizing innovation or building a creative environment.
Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC is Director of Ambulatory Nursing at Stanford Health Care (SHC), where she collaborates with operational and clinical partners to advance, develop, refine, and innovate ambulatory nursing clinical delivery operations throughout the enterprise.
Previously, Charlene was a Manager of Advanced Practice in the Center for Advanced Practice at SHC, with a primary role of leading process and quality improvement initiatives to optimize practice for advanced practice providers. Charlene pioneered and facilitated SHC’s first Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Administrative Fellowship program to mentor and position expert clinicians as future healthcare leaders. In addition, Charlene’s passion for technology led her to spearhead and facilitate electronic medical record workflows to accurately measure APP contributions.
Passionate about nurse-led innovation, Charlene is one of 12 inaugural Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellows. As a Fellow, Charlene aims to bring nurse-led innovation to the forefront of healthcare and is developing a digital solution to promote the well-being of nurses and clinicians across the healthcare industry. She is a member of the Innovation Tech Governance Steering Committee at SHC, representing innovation in ambulatory nursing.
Charlene graduated from the University of California, Irvine, where she received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing degrees. She is a licensed registered nurse and board-certified family nurse practitioner.
Charlene’s overarching goal as a healthcare leader and nurse innovator is to transform healthcare delivery and operations at the intersection of compassion, innovation, and technology, ultimately improving the healthcare experience for patients and professionals. She is passionate about utilizing creativity and interdisciplinary collaboration to address organizational and industry-wide challenges.