After an extensive national search led by Dr. Deborah Jones, senior vice president and dean of the School of Nursing, Josette Armendariz-Batiste was appointed as the vice president of Patient Care Services and System Chief Nurse Executive at The University of Texas Medical Branch on Jan. 6.

In this role, Armendariz-Batiste will oversee all nursing services across the health system while advancing nursing quality, practice innovation and patient care excellence at the medical branch. She had served in this role in an interim capacity since May 2019.

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