Patricia Lenaghan Joins LEO A DALY Omaha as Senior Healthcare Clinical and Operations Analyst

Nursing expert will enhance clinical and research capability of nation’s sixth-ranked healthcare designer

(Omaha, NE – May 7, 2015) International architecture and engineering firm LEO A DALY announced today that Patricia Lenaghan, RN, MSN, NE-BC, FAAN, has joined its Omaha team as Senior Healthcare Clinical and Operations Analyst.  In this role, she will add in-house clinical expertise to the firm’s top-ranked healthcare-design practice.

“I’ve devoted my career to helping healthcare systems deliver world-class care and overcome operational challenges,” Lenaghan said. “It’s my passion, and a passion shared by my new colleagues at LEO A DALY. The work they’re doing to improve healthcare systems and patient outcomes is inspiring, and I’m excited to add my clinical and research perspective to make it even stronger.”

Lenaghan has over 30 years of hands-on experience leading program development and implementation of new services and divisions for major healthcare systems. Her recent experience includes the development and implementation of the Magnet consulting division within Healthlinx, the development of the first United States public Biocontainment Unit for Infectious Diseases at Nebraska Medicine, and an executive role in the design and development of high-risk OB, labor and delivery, mother/baby, nursery, and emergency departments at Methodist Hospital, and the emergency department at Omaha Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

“I am thrilled to announce that Pat has joined our firm,” said Christopher J. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President and Managing Principal of LEO A DALY Omaha. “We have always prided ourselves on a design approach that involves close collaboration with stakeholders, and that often means enlisting a consulting clinician as part of the design process. Adding an in-house clinical expert will enrich our projects and our research capabilities as we continue to grow as an industry-leading healthcare designer.”

Lenaghan joins LEO A DALY to meet an increasing demand for the firm’s architectural and engineering services in the healthcare market. LEO A DALY is currently involved in projects for Nebraska Medicine, CHI Health, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, and Zayed Military Hospital in Abu Dhabi. The firm was recently ranked 6th by Modern Healthcare.

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